Historic Overview Stephen Roche

Rider

Overall Rank49
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 general classification, 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.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de France 1987
Giro d'Italia 1987
World Championships Road Race 1987
Paris - Nice 1981
Tour de Romandie 1983, 1984, 1987
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1989
Super Prestige Pernod 1987
Critérium International 1985, 1991
Route du Sud 1985
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1990
Setmana Catalana 1991
Tour de France - stages 1985 (1), 1987 (1), 1992 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1987 (2)
Paris - Nice - stages 1981 (1), 1984 (1), 1985 (1), 1987 (1), 1989 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1985 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1987 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1989 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1985 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1985 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1989 (1)
Tour of Ireland - Nissan Classic - stages 1985 (2)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1981 (1)
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Seasons

Stephen Roche - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1978 Individual 0 1127
2. 1980 Individual 0 1062
3. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1102 41
4. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 937 47
5. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 2333 7
6. 1984 La Redoute 2082 7
7. 1985 La Redoute 2158 8
8. 1986 Carrera - Vagabond 482 108
9. 1987 Carrera - Vagabond - Peugeot 4954 1
10. 1988 Fagor - MBK 96 399
11. 1989 Fagor - MBK 1423 18
12. 1990 Histor - Sigma 1286 24
13. 1991 Tonton Tapis - GB - Corona 770 71
14. 1992 Carrera - Vagabond - Tassoni 1947 7
15. 1993 Carrera - Tassoni 1150 27
Overall: 20720 49