Bardet Looks Long-Term After Losing Half A Minute At Criterium Du Dauphine

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) at the opening stage at the Criterium du Dauphine

Along with Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) , UAE Team Emirates' Dan Martin and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma), France's Romain Bardet ( AG2R La Mondiale ) was unable to follow a number of the GC favourites on the final climb of stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Monday. Bardet lost 31 seconds at the French stage race after the likes of compatriot Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Chris Froome (Team Ineos) Movistar's Nairo Quintana and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) rode clear on the Côte-de-Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc with just under 20km to go on a stage that was won by Bahrain-Merida's Dylan Teuns , who also took the race leader's jersey in Craponne-sur-Arzon. "It was a major stage, but great to be on some of my training roads," Bardet told L'Equipe . "This is only my second day of racing after a break, and so I'm still not in perfect form. I tried to test my legs ...

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