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Bardet disappointed to concede ground to van Garderen

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.

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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 (opens in new tab), published by Gill Books.