Nicolas Roche is happy to play helper to Chris Froome at the Tour de France

Former Tinkoff-Saxo rider Nicolas Roche, 30, is likely to be an integral part of Team Sky and Chris Froome's Tour de France team in July

New Team Sky signing Nicolas Roche says he would be fulfilling a dream if he were to help Chris Froome to Tour de France glory in July.

The Irishman joins the British team from Tinkoff-Saxo, where he helped Alberto Contador to fifth-place in the 2013 Tour.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.