Tour de France - Romain Bardet: I did my best and I have no regrets
Jul 20 2018 03:16 am CET

Tour de France - Romain Bardet: I did my best and I have no regrets
Tour de France - Romain Bardet: I did my best and I have no regrets
Photo of Romain Bardet by the A.S.O.

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet has finished in the third position of the Alpe d'Huez stage at the Tour de France. The rider has climbed two positions in the General Classification after the 12th stage of the race.

Bardet was strong on the climb of the Alpe d'Huez and even though he tried to attack in several occasions, he had to settle with the third position of the stage just behind Geraint Thomas and Tom Dumoulin.

"Team Sky was very strong today, I did my best and I have no regrets," the Frenchman commented. "I tried with everything I had. I did not think we would all come together to the finish line for the win. It was a good stage. I had good legs, even better than yesterday. I wanted to attack to test my opponents.

"There were three Sky riders at the end, and they made the tempo. We know the power that hope has in cycling. I was really thinking about the victory today, but attacking so far out was difficult. It's not easy to race for everything all at once: the general classification, the stage."

With the withdrawal of Tony Gallopin, AG2R La Mondiale only has five riders remaining in the race, something that could affect Bardet chances. "There are still many days in the mountains. I'm trying, we are all trying to do our maximum. There are only five of us now. We will fight with everything we have, our guts, our hearts, everything."




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