Following on from an incident back in November where he was forced off the bike due to a spider bite, Nicolas Roche has once again been bitten by a spider.
The previous incident took place on the Gold Coast in Australia while the Team Sky rider was on honeymoon, resulting in him being forced off the bike for four days.
The latest incident came to light this morning as Roche tweeted the following message: “crazy story… Back in hospital for the next 3 days because of spider bite…A different one ☹”
He subsequently posted a photo showing both the latest bite (on the right) and the bite from November.
It’s unclear if this latest bite will affect his early season race programme.
Below is the photo that Roche posted following his previous bite in November.