Romain Bardet: Moving to DSM was exactly what I needed

Romain Bardet (Team DSM)
Romain Bardet (Team DSM) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

A year ago, Romain Bardet decided to leave the comfort and security of AG2R and move to Team DSM. It was a transfer that certainly raised a few eyebrows, not least because Bardet had spent the better part of a decade – his entire career to date – at the French squad, but after a lacklustre 2019 the 31-year-old recognised that a change in direction was needed.

Fast forward to the present and it's hard to argue that the specialist climber made the wrong decision. This year Bardet has looked back to his competitive best, with a dogged display at the Giro d'Italia, a stage victory in the Vuelta a España, and a string of lively performances elsewhere

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