Stephen Roche, twenty five years later

1987 was an annus mirabilis for Stephen Roche, one of a wave of world class Irish athletes that rose to fame that decade. He won the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the World Championship road race. The only other rider to have accomplished this feat, know as the ‘triple crown’, is Eddy Merckx. Roche has a new book out called ‘Born To Ride’ and talks about his life in cycling, winning the triple crown, as well as his thoughts on today’s peloton, the scourge of doping and his own implication in an EPO doping conspiracy.

His new autobiography, Born to Ride, is out now, published by Yellow Jersey Press.

Get Out Of That Saddle, Stephen by Dermot Morgan.

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  • Eric N

    Chapeau Jack for one of the best cycling interviews — ever. Respectful and well researched, but also strident and challenging. Brilliant work.

  • Rob Q

    Really enjoyed this show! Got to meet Stephen for the first time recently and the man is a total legend.

  • Gus Kingston

    A really excellent interview. I didn’t know a lot of the story and you didn’t waiver from the hard questions about drug use.