Romain Bardet is heading back to the Tour de France for the first time since 2020

Frenchman will return to his home Grand Tour with Team DSM after leaving the Giro d'Italia early due to illness

Romain Bardet at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Romain Bardet is set to return to the Tour de France next month. The Frenchman confirmed the news in a social media post on Monday morning.

It will be the first time that Bardet has ridden the Tour for Team DSM, who he joined at the beginning of 2021; the last time he rode the French Grand Tour was in 2020, his final year with AG2R La Mondiale. He failed to finish on that occasion, suffering from concussion.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.