‘King of the Moun­tains’ Bar­guil joins For­tu­neo

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

French rider War­ren Bar­guil, crowned King of the Moun­tains as top climber in the Tour de France, con­firmed yes­ter­day he will race for For­tu­neo next sea­son. The 25-year-old com­peted with Ger­man out­fit Sun­web this sea­son, and be­comes one of two rid­ers to join French team For­tu­neo along with com­pa­triot Amael Moinard from BMC. “I’ve watched the team’s rise in power th­ese last few years,” said Bar­guil. “Em­manuel Hu­bert (For­tu­neo man­ager) has the am­bi­tion to make the team even big­ger with a project that I find ex­cit­ing.” Bar­guil won two stages on his first big tour — the Vuelta in 2013 — but had to wait un­til this year’s Tour de France for more suc­cess with two moun­tain stage wins at Foix and Izoard. He claimed the top climber’s polka dot jer­sey as well as win­ning the com­bat­iv­ity award. Bar­guil had an­other year left on his con­tract with Sun­web, but would have had to share the lime­light with Dutch rider Tom Du­moulin, win­ner of the Giro d’Italia in May.

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