Q&A: Romain Bardet

Romain Bardet shot to prominence this summer as he battled with his compatriot Thibaut Pinot for the Tour de France’s coveted best young rider’s white jersey. Pinot walked away with a jersey and a podium placing but Bardet put in a hugely impressive ride to finish sixth in only his second Grand Boucle. He is considered a future Tour de France contender and a part of the new generation of French Grand Tour riders. Ag2r-La Mondiale consider him a key team leader and he has signed an extension to his contract that means he stay with the team until 2018.

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