Bardet to approach the Tour de France with 'humility'

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) at stage 4 of the Criterium du Dauphine

Romain Bardet heads into this Tour de France as the host nation's favourite for overall success. Twice on the podium in last two editions of the French Grand Tour, his AG2R La Mondiale team fields a roster expected to fully support his bid for another podium finish in Paris. "I have had the honor of climbing on the final podium twice before, so I will be ambitious again, and am surrounded by a great team," Bardet said in a team press release three days ahead of the Grand Depart. "The Tour is the race for which we prepare all year long, and we approach it with humility. It is a sporting and human adventure that validates a year of work." In the last two editions of the Tour de France, both won by Chris Froome (Team Sky), Bardet has placed second in 2016 and third in 2017. He has also ...

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