Romain Bardet 'deeply sorry' as he apologises to fans after Paris-Nice disqualification

Ag2r La Mondiale rider disqualified on stage one of Paris-Nice

Romain Bardet on stage 9 of the 2016 Tour de France (Photo: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Romain Bardet has apologised after he was disqualified on the opening stage of Paris-Nice.

The Frenchman endured a frustrating day, first being caught out as the race was split in crosswinds, before crashing. After the race he was disqualified for taking too much assistance from a team car as he attempted to regain contact, with his misdemeanours caught on camera from a television helicopter.

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