CASTRES, France, June 22, 2014 – Ireland’s Nicolas Roche followed in
the footsteps of his cycling legend father Stephen Roche by winning the Route
du Sud cycling race after the third and final stage on Sunday.
Roche’s father Stephen won the race through southern France in 1985 before
going on to win the triple crown of the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and
world road race championship two years later.
It is the first victory for the 29-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider in a stage
race after he took the lead by winning Saturday’s second stage.
Italy’s Adriano Malori of the Movistar team won Sunday’s third stage
finishing ten seconds ahead of the peloton after the 179.4km run between
Saint-Gaudens and Castres.
Malori resisted the peloton lead by France’s Benjamin Giraud and compatriot
Maxime Daniel in the race for the line.