Historic Overview Lawrence Roche
Laurence Roche (also written as Lawrence Roche) (born 15 October 1967 in Dublin) is a former professional Irish road racing cyclist. He was a professional from 1989 to 1991, where he rode for the Carrera Jeans–Vagabond for two years and then for Tonton tapis team for 1991 in which he rode the Tour de France for the only time in his career. During that Tour, he raced on the same team as his famous brother, Stephen Roche. Stephen was disqualified on the second stage of the race after failing to make the time limit when he missed the start time of the team time trial. Several days later, Lawrence went on a long solo breakaway. Roche would finish his only tour in 153rd place. In 2002, he was back to racing after a two-year break and he won the Dunboyne 3 day race. In 2008, Roche competed in the FBD Insurance Ras.