Romain Bardet: The saviour of French cycling

Freedom, adventure and the sheer pleasure of riding are what motivates Romain Bardet. But don’t be fooled, with July and the Tour approaching, all the Frenchman’s focus is on going one better than last year’s second place

Romain Bardet at the 2017 Tour of Oman (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Romain Bardet speaks freely and openly about how he needs to ride to conquer Chris Froome and the Tour de France this July. He

says in French-flavoured English that he has to race his home Grand Tour like never before.

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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.