Romain Bardet to lead AG2R La Mondiale at Criterium du Dauphine
Jun 06 2019 12:22 am CET

Romain Bardet to lead AG2R La Mondiale at Criterium du Dauphine
Romain Bardet to lead AG2R La Mondiale at Criterium du Dauphine
Photo of Romain Bardet by the A.S.O.

Romain Bardet is set to lead AG2R La Mondiale in the Criterium du Dauphine. The rider will have the company of strong riders that can also fight for their individual glory in the race.

Bardet is ready to face the French race, which will serve to test the form ahead of the Tour de France. "The Critérium du Dauphiné is an important time in our season, and we are approaching it, of course, with ambitions," said AG2R La Mondiale's general manager Vincent Lavenu. "The whole team feels very attached to this race; it's linked to our culture, our history, its place in the history and legends of cycling, as well as our own results here.

"We are still three weeks away from the Tour de France, but we have always felt it is important to be successful at this race. This year again, we will be motivated to come with an undisputed leader, Romain Bardet, who has climbed twice onto the final podium (2nd in 2016, 3rd in 2018), and remains capable of climbing there.

The French race will take the peloton through different terrains in which the team's riders will be able to try for each day's victories. "We also come with other talented riders who have the ability to seize the opportunities that will arise, and go for stage wins," the General Manager explained.

"The team is in shape, and the backbone of the Dauphiné group has recently completed an excellent altitude camp in Sierra Nevada (May 15-31). They were well supervised by a highly trained staff and invested a lot in the efforts. We know that by optimizing the preparation of all our riders, we are giving ourselves the best possible chance to fulfil our greatest ambitions."




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