Video: ‘Forget flags, Giro d’Italia will unite everybody’

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Legendary cyclist Stephen Roche yesterday said people should “focus on the sport” and “forget about flags and religion” when the Giro d’Italia comes to Ulster in May.

Mr Roche spoke to the News Letter after he was inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame amid massive Italian and local media coverage at a special ceremony at the Giant’s Causeway.

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Foster congratulates Stephen Roche on Giro d'Italia Hall of Fame honour

Arlene Foster congratulates Stephen Roche on Giro d'Italia Hall of Fame honour

The acclaimed cyclist – who was one of only two riders to win professional cycling’s Triple Crown by winning the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and World Championships in 1987 – told of how being honoured “made him very, very proud”.

 

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