Romain Bardet says ‘polka dot jersey is now only goal for Tour de France’ after disastrous GC bid

The Frenchman lost all hope of winning the overall in the Pyrenees and missed out on a stage win over the Galibier

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Romain Bardet says defending his lead in the climber’s classification is his only remaining goal of the Tour de France 2019.

The French hope has suffered a disastrous attempt at winning the overall, cracking early on the Tourmalet stage and losing 20 minutes by the line.

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