Pinergy Orwell Wheelers are pleased to announce the return of Ireland's most prestigious Criterium Race, the Stephen Roche GP.

This year, the action takes place on Wednesday June 22nd. The evening will kick off with youth races from 18.30, the Women's GP at 19.00, and the Stephen Roche GP at 19:45.


Prestigious History

The Stephen Roche GP is Ireland's most prestigious criterium race, running annually since 1988. The challenging but spectator-friendly circuit invariably produces great racing action for the crowd lining the roadsides and congregated in the central green area. The 1.3km loop is located in the housing estate where no less than three of the Roche family took their first tentative pedal strokes on the road to Tour de France glory.

Established as one of the 'must do' events on the Leinster racing calendar, the Roche Grand Prix traditionally boasts a who's who of Irish road racing talent with the top short circuit racers in the country doing battle for one of local racing's most prestigious trophies.

Past winners include professional cyclist and Orwell Wheelers member Nicolas Roche in 2008. Son of Stephen Roche, Nicolas' palmarès include both the Irish National Road and Time Trial Championships, as well as a stage of the Vuelta a España. In 2018 the race was won by another Roche - Alexis Roche, the younger brother of Nicolas.

Last run in 2019, the men's race was won by Mark Dowling and the women's race winner was Maura Claffey, UCD

A separate women's race has featured since 2015 and Pinergy Orwell Wheelers are proud that the races feature equal prize money.

vent Particulars

Date: Wednesday June 22nd



  • Sign-On Opens: 17:30 - 18:30
  • Youth Race: 18:30
  • Women's Race: 19:00
  • A/1/2/3/Jr Race: 19:45

Entry Fee:

  • Seniors: €15
  • Juniors: €5
  • Youth: Free


Route: Roche GP Route.

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