Romain Bardet could miss Ruta del Sol after 'embarrassing' injury at home

The Frenchman may have to change his pre-Tour build-up that was due to begin at the Spanish stage race, Ruta del Sol

Romain Bardet at the 2017 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Frenchman Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale), third in the 2017 Tour de France behind Chris Froome, will sit out for two weeks after an "embarrassing" incident at home in Vence, France.

Minutes within Team Sky announcing Froome would begin his 2018 campaign in the Ruta del Sol stage race on February 14, Ag2r said that Bardet's presence is in doubt with a forearm injury.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.