Romain Bardet


Romain Bardet abandons the Giro d'Italia with illness

Romain Bardet has abandoned the Giro d'Italia due to illness. The Frenchman wheeled to a halt 35km into stage 13 from San Remo to Cuneo, with his DSM team confirming that he had begun to feel ill during the previous afternoon's stage to Genoa. "We are sad to confirm that...

Romain Bardet: Nowhere to hide when Giro d’Italia hits Blockhaus

In Naples, where seismic activity has defined the topography of the city, they know a thing or two about rising tension. The sinuous, urban circuit on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia made for a day of gnawing, low-grade anxiety among the general classification contenders, but they all reached the finish on the seafront safely in the peloton. Nobody’s challenge saw Naples and died.

Romain Bardet: Departures haven't affected the morale at DSM

A few hours before the Team DSM presentation on Thursday morning, a two-part story on the Sporza website painted an unflattering picture of the team’s supposedly inflexible approach. One unnamed former rider was quoted as seeing members were treated “like little children.” Another described it as “a Soviet regime.”

Romain Bardet: Moving to DSM was exactly what I needed

A year ago, Romain Bardet decided to leave the comfort and security of AG2R and move to Team DSM. It was a transfer that certainly raised a few eyebrows, not least because Bardet had spent the better part of a decade – his entire career to date – at the French squad, but after a lacklustre 2019 the 31-year-old recognised that a change in direction was needed.
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Romain Bardet of Team DSM climbs to stage 14 victory at Vuelta a España

Team DSM’s Romain Bardet won stage 14 of the Vuelta a España atop Pico Villuercas with a commanding performance, enjoying a cathartic victory after a crash on stage three which put him out of contention in the general classification. Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux) retained the overall lead but the...

Romain Bardet resurgent as he wins summit finish stage 14 of Vuelta a España

A resurgent Romain Bardet took the win from the breakaway atop the summit finish of stage 14 at the 2021 Vuelta a España. The Frenchman had made his way into the day's move up the road, winning enough KOM points along the way to take the mountain's jersey before his attack on the final climb moved him clear of his rivals, keeping them at bay as he crossed the line first.

Vuelta a España 2021: Romain Bardet out of GC after heavy crash on stage five

Romain Bardet fell out of overall contention in the Vuelta a España 2021 after being caught out in a large crash in the final 10km of the fifth stage. The French Team DSM rider was sitting in a good position in the general classification, at just under a minute to the now former leader Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), who also lost time in the fall.

Romain Bardet solos to first victory in three years

Romain Bardet managed to hold on to his first win in three years at the Vuelta a Burgos 2021 as well as taking the overall lead despite crashing on the descent of the final climb. The Team DSM rider managed to distance Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious), Domenico Pozzovivo (Qhubeka-NextHash) and...

Who will lead the men’s French Olympic squad? Romain Bardet joins Julian Alaphilippe in skipping Tokyo Games

The men’s French Olympic squad is facing a crisis, as both of their chosen leaders have announced they will not be competing in Tokyo this summer. Last month, reigning world champion Julian Alaphilippe announced that he would not be racing in the Olympic road race around Mount Fuji on July 24, despite being among the favourites to win gold on a tough climbing course.