Sunday July 10th, 2016

Stage 9Vielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis

Start 12h05 (Local time)

Romain Bardet: "My best Tour start"

interview10.07.2016Stage 9- Vielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis

Romain Bardet (Ag2R): "At first the heat was suffocating and then we had a hailstorm. The temperature gap was enormous. The outcome of this first part of this Tour de France is pretty good. I had planned to improve gradually for the third week and I'm really glad about my first week. I only lost some 20 seconds today and had I raced a little better, I could have finished with the yellow jersey group. It's my best start to the Tour, my best first ten days. It's a morale booster even though everything remains to be done."

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