Having crashed on the descent of the côte de Larmont 185km into the race at the Tour du Doubs, Romain Bardet finished in 26th place. He suffered superficial wounds and contusions on his chest caused by the relay housing for the radio located on his back. At the time of his crash, Romain Bardet had escaped from his other breakaway companions and was leading the race. He returned this Sunday evening to Prémanon where he is currently conducting a training camp until September 11th ahead of the World Championships (September 30). Additional exams could be done this Monday depending on the evolution of his pain.
In the final, with the adrenaline of a possible victory, every little mistake of trajectory can have big consequences, and be very painful. I’ll need a little rest to take stock,” said Romain Bardet.ROMAIN BARDET
Silvan Dillier took sixth place in the Tour du Doubs. The Swiss rider, who suffered a crash in training on Monday that required stitches to his chin and required he not participate in the Grand Prix Cyclists Quebec and Montreal, decided only on Friday that he would be able to participate in the Tour du Doubs. In the overall classification of the Coupe de France, he is in 7th place with 74 points. Samuel Dumoulin is 2nd (103 points). The AG2R LA MONDIALE team is 2nd
Tony Gallopin, 11th overall
Before the second day of rest, Tony Gallopin took 12th place in the 15th stage 2’50 ” behind the winner of the day, Frenchman Thibaut Pinot. Overall, he is in 11th place at 4’19” behind Englishman Simon Yates.”As usual, I fought hard again today. I just about reached my limits for real mountain stages. I’m not far from the top ten, and that’s my goal. I will not give up trying to finish as high as possible. I want to prove to myself that I am able to do it despite the very high level of racing at this Vuelta.”