Roche looks to build on strong Vuelta start

Nicolas Roche, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage four

Sitting eighth overall, Irishman Nicolas Roche is currently the best-placed Anglophone and is on course to record his highest ever Grand Tour finish.

Blinking in the Spanish sunshine after finishing in the first peloton on the road to Vilanova i la Geltru, the 26 year old remarked on the difficulty of the stage after the race's first rest day: "It's always hard for everyone: I think there's been more harm than rest."

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