Nicolas Roche outsprints Hunt in Portugal

Nicholas Roche won the first stage of the GP Internacional Paredes Roda do Moveis in Portugal yesterday in a mass sprint. Roche, the twenty three year old son of TDF winner Stephen, beat fellow Credit Agricole rider Jeremy Hunt to the line.

The win gave Roche the race lead with a four second advantage going into the second of four stages, as well as an automatic place at the Olympic games in Beijing later this year. He also picked up enough points through the stage to lead the points classification. Thanks to Roche’s and Hunt’s efforts Credit Agricole also lead the team classification.

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