New French Road Race Champion Barguil: I Thought About Quitting Cycling

Arkea-Samsic's Warren Barguil

Warren Barguil won the French road race championships on Sunday, and admitted that he had thought about quitting the sport after a difficult last couple of seasons. Now, the 27-year-old leader of the Arkéa-Samsic squad will wear his national champion's jersey at the Tour de France when the race kicks off in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday. Barguil said after his win that there was no feeling of 'revenge' at having found success again. "I think there are cycles in cycling. I'm not superhuman. I've just been through a tough period, but it's not revenge. I've always had these legs; I just had to find them again, just like I had to find my morale again. I'm very happy with myself," he said on his team's website after his Nationals road race win. While riding for Team Sunweb, Barguil won the 'king of the mountains' jersey and two stages, as well ...

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