Vuelta a España - Romain Bardet: I opened a gap and just committed to the finish
Aug 29 2021 05:08 am CET

Vuelta a España - Romain Bardet: I opened a gap and just committed to the finish
Vuelta a España - Romain Bardet: I opened a gap and just committed to the finish
Team DSM © Team DSM | Vincent Riemersma

Romain Bardet (Team DSM) has conquered his first victory ever in the Vuelta a España in the 14th stage of the 2021 edition.

The Frenchman was part of the escape of the day and an attack with six kilometres to go gave him the victory of the stage, the first one in the race of his career. The rider also gathered enough KOM points to wear the mountain jersey at the end of the stage.

"Honestly, I really took it climb by climb because we had the feeling no one really wanted to commit in the breakaway, so I had a really hard time to catch the guys in front of us on the last climb," Bardet said. "I think in the end we played it really smart with Matt, our coach, he told me exactly when to attack on the steepest and make it as if the finish was just there, and it was a 200-metre race. I gave it a good go, I opened a gap and just committed to the finish.

"Everyone in the peloton is a bit tired, but at the moment the spirit is also super high in the team. We already had two stage wins, multiple podiums with Alberto and everyone is really focused. I’m so happy to be part of such a good team. We’re really enjoying ourselves and try to do our best every day, and I’m so happy to take a stage win for the team. It’s been a really good Vuelta for us so far, and we’ll keep trying for more."
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