Bardet a man in search of himself as Tour de France reaches hometown of Brioude

The moths have been drawn elsewhere on this Tour de France, attracted by brighter lights. The maillot jaune of Julian Alaphilippe and the vivid opening act of Thibaut Pinot have dominated column inches in the home press this past week, but the attention will be focused on Romain Bardet when the peloton rides into his hometown of Brioude on Sunday afternoon.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.