Romain Bardet celebrates 'pure cycling' masterclass after claiming first Tour de France yellow jersey

British teammate Oscar Onley says dsm–firmenich PostNL display was 'pure racing instinct'

Romain Bardet
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Pulling on the yellow jersey for the first time in his glittering career made for a fairytale ending to day one of Romain Bardet’s last dance at his home Grand Tour. 

Although it was the sun-drenched roads of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region that provided the backdrop for Bardet to add yet another chapter to the story of his long association with the Tour de France

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.