Injury Updates: Nicholas Roche post La Vuelta

Injury Updates

After three days in Maillot Rojo, stage six of the Vuelta a España saw Nicholas Roche forced to abandon after a heavy crash brought down him and a number of other riders. Initial injuries saw the Irishman require stitches to his left forearm and a bruised right quadricep. Additional checks upon returning home have revealed a fractured left patella, sidelining Roche for longer than initially expected.


Team physician Camiel Aldershof explained: “Nicholas had a heavy crash at the Vuelta last week sustaining multiple injuries that meant he was unable to continue. Upon returning home he underwent further examinations with an MRI scan revealing a fractured left patella. Nicholas will continue to take it easy for the next few weeks and if all goes to plan, he should be back on the bike within four-six weeks.”

Nicholas added: “After going through the big disappointment of leaving the Vuelta, I held hope that I would still be able to continue riding my bike and compete in the Italian classics once the edema had healed. But this news has just hit me again – now my priority is to look after my rehabilitation in the best way possible so that I can get back healthy and on the bike ASAP.”