Nicolas Roche in third place after Vuelta a Espana opening stage

Nicolas Roche in third place after Vuelta a Espana opening stage

Ireland's Nicolas Roche is in third place after the time-trial opening stage of this year's Vuelta a Espana cycling.

He was just behind today's stage winner Rohan Dennis - with Tour de France winner Chris Froome nine-seconds back.

The riders will remain in France for a 203-kilometre stage between Nimes and Gruissan on Sunday.

Nicolas Roche in third place after Vuelta a Espana opening stage

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