Nicolas Roche only third Irishman to lead Tour of Spain

NICOLAS Roche (Saxo Bank) was only the third Irishman to hold the overall lead in the Tour of Spain ahead of stage nine.

Stage nine is a 163.7km ride from Antequera to Valdepenas de Jaen.

The 29-year-old Roche, son of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen, finished third in stage eight and had a 17-second lead overall from American Chris Horner (Radioshack).



PHOTOS: Search underway to solve M'boro cold case murder

premium_icon PHOTOS: Search underway to solve M'boro cold case murder

Police divers and specialised dogs are part of the operation.

Fresh leads in M'boro cold case murder sparks search

premium_icon Fresh leads in M'boro cold case murder sparks search

Police and SES volunteers are now walking through bushland.

CRASH CHAOS: Driver allegedly tasered after fleeing scene

CRASH CHAOS: Driver allegedly tasered after fleeing scene

Ute driver allegedly fled but was cornered by police and tasered.

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