by Sean Moriarty
Irish professional cyclist Nicolas Roche will take part in a unique fundraiser on Thursday (August 14) when he will race against Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen on a Dermot Weld trained horse at Leopardstown race course to raise money for the Nicolas Roche Performance Team.
Given the importance of the Nicolas Roche Performance Team to developing the country’s up and coming cyclists, Roche said he hopes for a good turnout.
“I’m look forward to seeing everyone there,” he said.
“It promises to be a great night and funds raised will help the team going forward into the 2015 season. I also have to try to figure out how to beat one of Ireland’s top Jockeys and trainers.