Ro­main Bardet

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

France, Ag2r-la Mon­di­ale Ag2r-la Mon­di­ale’s ace, Ro­main Bardet, is the French favourite and has stood on the fi­nal podium twice, post­ing four top-10s from five starts. But Bardet’s weak time tri­alling ham­pers him. If he can’t crack Froome on the climbs, he has no chance of win­ning. Last year, even with his team mak­ing strong, smart moves, he was, for the most part, frus­trated in his at­tempts to shake his ri­vals, although his tri­umph on Peyragudes was sheer bril­liance. Bardet took a one-day race vic­tory in late Fe­bru­ary be­fore earn­ing a sur­prise runner-up spot in the Strade Bianche. His no­table stage race re­sults were 13th in both Tir­reno-adri­atico and Itzu­lia Basque Coun­try.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.