Romain Bardet to captain AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Nice after team decides to miss Italian races
Mar 06 2020 05:36 am CET

Romain Bardet to captain AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Nice after team decides to miss Italian races
Romain Bardet to captain AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Nice after team decides to miss Italian races
Photo of Romain Bardet (c) Vincent Curutchet

Romain Bardet is set to lead AG2R La Mondiale at the upcoming edition of Paris-Nice, which will be held between the 8th and the 15th of March.

The French team will not be at the start line of the Italian races but it is ready to face the upcoming competition of its country. "The decision by the general management of the AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team not to participate in the Italian races is the most responsible in view of the events of the past few weeks because we must all be very vigilant and concerned by the international health situation," said Bardet.

"I would have liked to have participated in these two Italian races, both of which I very much enjoy, but I will compete at Paris-Nice with equal pleasure, and for the in sixth time in my career. We will definitely have an ambitious team there. Having taken fifth place overall in 2019 helped to reconcile me with this race where I had not always found a lot of success.

"I certainly do not have the same level of form, nor the same preparation as I had last year largely due to the last two hectic weeks with the birth of my son, but my most recent performances are encouraging for the rest of the season. I will certainly go with the deep intention of working for the overall success of the team, which is going with a lot of riders who can shine."

AG2R La Mondiale's roster for Paris-Nice (March 8-15):

Romain Bardet
Alexis Gougeard
Nans Peters
Oliver Naesen
Benoit Cosnefroy
Pierre Latour
Aurelien Paret-Peintre
Mikael Cherel




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