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Bardet disappointed to concede ground to van Garderen

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Romain Bardet (Ag2r)

Romain Bardet (Ag2r)
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Romain Bardet (Ag2r) tried to claw back time on the top three today

Romain Bardet (Ag2r) tried to claw back time on the top three today
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Romain Bardet managed to push his way through the media scrum surrounding his Ag2r-La Mondiale teammate Jean-Christophe Péraud atop Hautacam to offer his congratulations on all but sealing a podium place at the Tour de France, yet there was a palpable air of disappointment about the youngster as he talked of his own afternoon's work.