Nicolas Roche hospitalised for a second time with infected spider bite

Irish Team Sky pro Nicolas Roche bitten again by a venomous spider, and ends up in hospital just weeks after a similar incident

Nicolas Roche suffers a second spider bite

Nicolas Roche's early-season preparations hit another setback this week as he was forced to visit hospital after a second spider bite became infected.

The Irish Team Sky pro joked on Twitter that he would be auditioning for the part of Spiderman after being bitten twice in two unconnected incidents just weeks apart - and ending up in hospital for treatment on both occasions.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.