AG2R La Mondiale: Romain Bardet to aim for stage wins at Vuelta a España
Aug 15 2017 02:43 pm CET

AG2R La Mondiale: Romain Bardet to aim for stage wins at Vuelta a España
AG2R La Mondiale: Romain Bardet to aim for stage wins at Vuelta a España
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French team AG2R La Mondiale has unveiled the selection that will aim to help Romain Bardet compete for good results at the Vuelta a España.

Bardet held on to a third spot at the recent Tour de France and will use this Vuelta to see how he does in a second grand tour. The Frenchman is not expected to aim for a high position in the standings however, and is set to look for good moments to strike and take stage wins.

"Romain will participate in two Grand Tours in the same season for the first time since turning pro in 2012," said sports director Julien Jurdie. "His level of condition after finishing the Tour de France allows him to approach the Vuelta with confidence.

"His ambitions will be different from those that he went with to the Tour. But he hopes to figure prominently in the stages that correspond to his strengths."

The team, which contains four debutants and three cyclists riding the race for the second time, also includes veteran Domenico Pozzovivo. Jurdie believes that the Italian "proved this season that he had regained the level of being among the best riders in stage races.

"He has been very consistent since the beginning of the season. His return to competition at the Tour of Poland (6th) is a good sign that he will be a serious threat for a place in the top-10 or even better at this Vuelta."

The full line-up:

Romain Bardet
Clement Chevrier
Nico Denz
Axel Domont
Julien Duval
Alexandre Geniez
Alexis Gougeard
Hugo Houle
Domenico Pozzovivo




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