Romain Bardet : "A fantastic energy in the team"
"I have invested a lot in this championship race. I had a lot of fun during those weeks of training. I knew that I would be in at the finish. There was a great energy within the French team. I am not disappointed. It would have been difficult to go faster in the sprint.
Alejandro Valverde is one of the fastest riders in the world. I made a small error at the top of the final climb, but luckily that didn’t really matter in the end. The entire French team did a great race. And there are still some races to look forward to like the Tour of Lombardy to close the season.”ROMAIN BARDET
By winning the silver medal at the World Championships, Romain Bardet took his 10th podium of the season. He has one victory (Faun Environment -Classic de l'Ardèche), 4 second places (Stade Bianche, Tour du Finistere, Tour of Tuscany, world championships), five third places (Liège-Bastogne-Liège, general classification Critérium du Dauphiné and the 7th stage, as well as the 12th and 19th stage of the Tour de France).
First podium at the Elite World Championships for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team
Romain Bardet's second place at the World Championships is the first time that the AG2R LA MONDIALE team has medaled at the Elites World Championships. Last year, Benoit Cosnefroy won the Under 23 title. "This silver medal rewards the work Romain has done, as well as his commitment and that of the entire team throughout the season. I am very proud of this podium", Vincent Lavenu, said.