Historic Overview Stephen Roche

Rider

Overall Rank43
NameStephen ROCHE
Country
  Ireland
Date of birth28-Nov-1959 - Dundrum (Dublin)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche (; born 28 November 1959) is an Irish former professional road racing cyclist. In a 13-year professional career, he peaked in 1987, becoming the second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship, the first was Eddy Merckx. Roche's rise coincided with that of fellow Irishman Sean Kelly.

Although one of the finest cyclists of his generation and admired for his pedalling style, he struggled with knee injuries and never contended in the Grand Tours post-1987. He had 58 professional career wins. All of these wins still stand, despite Roche having been accused by an Italian judge of taking EPO in the later part of his career.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 1987
Tour de France 1987
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1989
World Championships Road Race 1987
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1987
Tour de Romandie 1983, 1984, 1987
Tour de France - stages 1985 (1), 1987 (1), 1992 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1987 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1989 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1987 (2)

Seasons

Stephen Roche - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1077 40
2. 1982 Peugeot 928 45
3. 1983 Peugeot 2130 7
4. 1984 La Redoute 2159 6
5. 1985 La Redoute 2048 10
6. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 493 96
7. 1987 Carrera 5034 1
8. 1988 Fagor - MBK 70 467
9. 1989 Fagor - MBK 1394 18
10. 1990 Histor 1225 23
11. 1991 TonTon Tapis 687 80
12. 1992 Carrera - Vagabond - Tassoni 1862 9
13. 1993 Carrera 1179 27
Overall: 20286 43