BBC Sport - Roche recalls bittersweet Giro d'Italia triumph of 1987
Roche recalls bittersweet Giro triumph
- From the section Cycling
Stephen Roche looks back on his Giro d'Italia win of 1987 when he was the target of abuse from some Italian fans.
The Irish rider required bodyguards after he controversially replaced Italian team-mate Roberto Visentini in the pink jersey.
Roche needed all his mental strength to stay in the event, which this year will start in Northern Ireland.