Bardet raring to go again after disappointment of 2019 Tour de France

Romain Bardet
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At the end of the 2019 Tour de France, Romain Bardet was so disillusioned he decided to hang up his bike for the year. Three months on, he can’t wait to get back on it again.

As the Frenchman tells Cyclingnews in Japan at the Saitama Criterium, "I’ve never been this motivated in October."

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.