'There is no competition in the face of the danger': Romain Bardet says 'anyone would have done the same' after helping fallen Julian Alaphilippe at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Bardet was seen helping his fellow Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe following the high-speed crash

Romain Bardet at the 2022 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Romain Bardet has played down his actions following a huge crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday, saying "anyone in this situation
absolutely would have done the same."

The Frenchman was seen clambering into a ditch on the roadside in aid of his countryman Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), who had been one of the many victims of a crash with less than 60km to go that tore through the peloton travelling at 70kmh.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).