Bardet opposed to dispensation for pro riders to train outdoors during coronavirus lockdown

Paris Nice 2020 - 78th Edition - 7th stage Nice - Valdeblore La Colmiane 166,5 km - 14/03/2020 - Romain Bardet (FRA - AG2R - La Mondiale) - photo Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2020
Romain Bardet on the attack at Paris-Nice (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) has stated his opposition to the idea of giving dispensation to French professional riders to train on the road while France is in a state of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Le Monde on Tuesday, Bardet said that “now is not the time for selfishness” and pointed out that riders currently have no events to train for, given that the UCI has suspended all racing until at least June 1.

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