Romain Bardet

The Secret Pro: Post-Tour crits, Worlds and the farce that is the IAAF

I’ve not written here since just after the Giro d’Italia, but I’ve been busy racing. Finding time and energy to knock one of these posts out has been tough. Now that things are in a building phase for me I have a few moments to let you know my thoughts on the Tour de France, […]


Bardet solos to stage 18 win in Tour de France, Froome holds yellow

Romain Bardet made up for a disappointing general classification in this year’s Tour de France with a spectacular victory on stage 18 into Saint Jean de Maurienne. The Ag2r La Mondiale rider, who took sixth overall twelve months ago, was part of a large breakaway group which slipped clear early on. He broke away on […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Criterium du Dauphine; Tom Dumoulin leads the Tour de Suisse after two stages; Caleb Ewan wins the Tour de Korea; Kasia Niewiadoma wins Euskal Emakumeen Bira; Jolien d’Hoore wins the Diamond Tour; Tom Boonen wins the Rund um Köln; Chris Froome […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Romain Bardet wins stage 5 of the Dauphine, Van Garderen climbs into overall lead; Alexander Kristoff wins GP du canton d’Argovie; Caleb Ewan takes a third stage at the Tour de Korea, extends overall lead; Megan Guarnier wins Euskal Emakumeen Bira stage one, Kasia Niewiadoma […]


Following strong Tour performance, Bardet gunning for further progression in 2015

After taking sixth in the 2014 Tour de France, Ag2r la Mondiale rider Romain Bardet has made his ambitions clear as he prepares for his first race of the current season. The 24 year old made important progress last season, improving his overall performance in the Tour from 15th to that sixth place and also […]


Stage 20 TT: riders behind Nibali set to battle for podium in Paris

Barring accident, first place in the Tour de France has already been settled prior to the stage 20 time trial. Vincenzo Nibali has more than seven minutes over his rivals and looks certain to become the first Italian victor in 16 years in Paris. He took an early advantage on stage two and has stomped […]

Former world number one Mottet optimistic about chances of French Tour win

Former top French professional Charly Mottet has hailed the strong performances of his compatriots in this year’s race, saying that he hopes France can take its first overall Tour win within the next few years. The 2014 edition has seen a number of strong performances by home riders. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Jean Christophe Peraud and […]