Tour of Beijing stage 3: Roche keeps up the family tradition

Stage 3: Mentougou to Yongning, 162km

Nicolas Roche finally delivered his first World Tour victory – and his first international race win of any kind in over three years – winning the Tour of Beijing‘s queen stage from a small breakaway group which held off the charging peloton by a single second. At the age of 27, it was a rich reward for both a rider of undoubted talent and his AG2R La Mondiale team as it battles to maintain its place among the elite 18 UCI ProTeams.

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