Bardet: We've seen nothing of this Giro d'Italia yet

Romain Bardet (Team DSM)
Romain Bardet (Team DSM) (Image credit: Getty Images)

After breaking out of the Tour de France cycle, Romain Bardet is finally discovering the Giro d’Italia but, despite being almost at the midpoint of the race, he believes he hasn’t seen the half of it yet.

The Frenchman, making his Giro debut with Team DSM after nine years spent at French team AG2R La Mondiale, is braced for a second week that he believes will showcase the Italian Grand Tour’s true character, and the best of his own.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.