Romain Bardet:
«Finally!»

Saturday, June 7th

A rookie at the Dauphiné, AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet who was the first Frenchman at the Tour de France last year (15th) eyes his home race with a great motivation. Read more

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time bonus up for grab

Saturday, June 7th

The 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné features a 10.4km individual time trial in the streets of Lyon as the inaugural stage this Sunday. Read more

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Dauphiné

Saturday, June 7th

Beside the trio of hot favorites composed of Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay van Garderen is the underdog of the Dauphiné starting in Lyon this Sunday with a 10.4km time... Read more

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Friday, June 6th

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Tuesday, June 3rd

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Romain Bardet: «Finally!»

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CYCLISME - UCI EUROPE TOUR - 2014 - PARIS CAMEMBERT 2014 / 15 AVRIL 2014 / PHOTO BRUNO BADE / ARRIVEE A VIMOUTIERS / ROMAIN BARDET (FRA) ALM / *** Local Caption *** - © Presse Sports

A rookie at the Dauphiné, AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet who was the first Frenchman at the Tour de France last year (15th) eyes his home race with a great motivation.

“Finally!”, exclaimed Bardet. “Since I turned pro, I've always wanted to take part in the Dauphiné but in 2012, I was sidelined by a foot injury and last year the team was forced to pull out. It's a relief to be here. Moreover, it'll be a real test before the Tour de France. I know the col du Béal scheduled on Monday. It's been on the course of the Tour de l'Avenir and it's not far from my house. However, we don't know everyone's condition. At the Dauphiné, the level of the competitors is just as high as at the Tour. I hope to keep performing as well as in my reference races, which were the stage up to the Green Mountain at the Tour of Oman and the Tour of Catalunya. But I come out of a long period without having raced against the top contenders.”

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CYCLISME - UCI EUROPE TOUR - 2014 - PARIS CAMEMBERT 2014 / 15 AVRIL 2014 / PHOTO BRUNO BADE / ARRIVEE A VIMOUTIERS / ROMAIN BARDET (FRA) ALM / *** Local Caption *** - © Presse Sports

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