Nicolas Roche, who returned from Tour of Bejing last month where he won stage 3 ahead of fellow countryman Philip Deignan and Sky’s Chris Froome, was in the UK at the weekend signing and promoting his new book “Inside the peleton: my life as a professional Cyclist” winner of the Irish sports book of the year 2011. His bike did not arrive in time for a planned mass ride on Sunday, so DHW provided a ‘custom built’ stock Kuota Kebel with Sram Red and Spinergy Stealths, which replicated Nicolas’s AG2R Kom position exactly!
Nicolas commented, “Wow, that was quick! The bike is perfect, even my team bike did not have my name on the top tube.”
Pity the weather was less than perfect for the 100km ride, we all got back cold and soaked wet through from the dense fog that covered a lot of the country on Sunday!