Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var: Bardet 2nd overall - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var: Bardet 2nd overall

ROMAIN BARDET  : « I’m satisfied »

2nd in the general classification 8th on the stage.

“I am satisfied with this second place. After a difficult 2019 season, I’m going to the races to have fun. I had good feelings. To reach the top of the climb with Nairo Quintana for my first race back in Europe, I definitely would have signed up for that at the start. I felt I was fit enough, but I still had to prove it on the road. I feel like I have progressed well in three days. These were very intense days with a very high level of riders within. I hope to continue in this way and have a good start to March.”ROMAIN BARDET

NANS PETERS : « Bodes well for the futur »

2nd of the stage

“I went in the breakaway, and it was an interesting group, with quite a few teams represented. We worked well together. I made the effort on the first ramp of Mont Faron to come back to Julien Bernard. I joined him, but he was stronger than me in the end. I’m happy because I only started racing again at the Tour de la Provence last week, and with uncertainties linked to the mononucleosis I contracted during the winter. I had no benchmarks and so, it bodes well with Paris-Nice coming in 15 days.”NANS PETERS

 

THE NUMBER

2

Romain Bardet took second place in the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var in 2019. He will be participating next week at the Boucles Drôme Ardèche (February 29-March 1).

 

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