This is a shame as Roche's achievements bear comparison
with anyone, yet recent biographies of Fignon and Merckx in particular are considerably more engrossing tales.
When you mention Floyd Mayweather you're talking boxing greatness - an artist, a defensive master whose skills bear comparison
with some of the greatest names in the battered old business of prize-fighting.
These public paid jobs don't bear comparison
with the real world of minimum pay and existing on a pounds 130 a week basic state pension.
Spurs' 1981 FA Cup-winning hero Villa reckons Bale's performances against Inter Milan in the Champions League in the past fortnight bear comparison
with those of the world's best footballers.
Barry Ferguson was in that Rangers team but here characters like Lee Bowyer bear comparison
to the players I had in the Rangers team then.
Queiroz believes Ronaldo, last season's Footballer of the Year in England, will soon bear comparison
with the all-time sporting greats.
Manchester united's recent scoring record in the Champions League hardly inspires confidence ahead of their decisive match against Benfica in a fortnight - but Rio Ferdinand insists the team's strikers bear comparison
with any in the world.
Win, lose of draw tomorrow, he could have donenomore to prove that for his never-say-die qualities alone he is beginning to bear comparison
to England's greatest all-rounder Ian Botham Flintoff (three for 46) could have been forgiven for crying enough when Inzamam-ul Haq cut him for four and skipper Michael Vaughan gave him the option of taking a breather.
Restaurants, and many pubs, in this country bear comparison
with much on the continent, and certainly with anything in the US.
AT SOME MOMENT between 1959 and 1961, Andy Warhol underwent an artistic change deep enough to bear comparison
to a religious conversion.
The situations at Molineux and Ninian Park bear comparison
To put Frost beside Dante and Yeats is the highest tribute possible, but it does not seem extravagant to place this American farmer-poet in their company, since his lyrical gift and his humane insight do bear comparison
with the greatest writers in world literature.
The final field would bear comparison
with any Irish Oaks final.
Altidore was also sent off and faces a three-match ban, but boss Bruce said the two 'crimes' did not bear comparison
She went on: "Thanks to the initiative of the old Birmingham City Council and the Chamber of Commerce and" with Government support, the nation has at last acquired an exhibition centre which can bear comparison
with the best that the rest of the world has to offer,