Romain Bardet takes aim at Giro and Tour de France double in 2019

French star will return to Paris-Nice before possible two pronged attack

Rigoberto Uran, Romain Bardet, and Chris Froome cross the line at the end of stage 18 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Romain Bardet has revealed he is considering a tilt at both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France next season. The 28 year-old has studied the routes of each race and believes success at both is a possibility.

“Yes of course,” he replied when asked if he wished to ride the Giro in 2019.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.