Romain Bardet returns to racing at La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche du Midi
Jul 28 2020 03:20 am CET

Romain Bardet returns to racing at La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche du Midi
Romain Bardet returns to racing at La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche du Midi
Photo of Romain Bardet (c) Vincent Curutchet

Romain Bardet is ready to return to competition, and he will do it as leader of AG2R La Mondiale in La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche du Midi.

The Frenchman is prepared to start the rest of his season at his local race -after the pause forced by the Covid-19 pandemic- and he will be leading the seven-man roster that will be at the start line.

"We have just completed an excellent altitude training camp in Val d'Isère," said Bardet. "Throughout the two weeks, we did a lot of good work and enjoyed the exceptional setting in the high mountains. After such a long break from racing, we are bound to be excited about pinning on our bib numbers for an event like the Route d'Occitanie, which is an event I have not raced since 2013 (4th in the 3rd stage at Bagnères de Luchon).

"I am well aware that the whole peloton is eager to get back on track, and we will have to expect a pretty aggressive race. Now is not the time to focus too much on the result, rather it'll be good just to pick up the routine with our friends and teammates."

AG2R La Mondiale's line-up for La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche du Midi (August 1-4):

Romain Bardet
Alexis Vuillermoz
Tony Gallopin
Mikael Cherel
Pierre Latour
Clement Venturini
Benoit Cosnefroy




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