Roche ends hard GP Insubria fight with third, Dumoulin wins

Nicolas Roche, GP Insubria 2010

Ireland's Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) ended a hard-fought finale of the GP Insubria in third today. He formed the winning move over the last climb with World Champion Cadel Evans and arrived in Pieve Vergonte, Italy, to fight for third place, behind winner Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) and José Joaquín Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne).

"I am happy, the team had given me a lot of trust for this year," Roche told Cycling Weekly. "I was able to ride Bessèges with not too much pressure as preparation for here and then Paris-Nice. It was the first time in my career I was told to go to a race just to get preparation."

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