Barguil and Arkéa-Samsic hope for Giro d'Italia wildcard in 2022

A fan cheers for Team Arkea Samsic rider Frances Warren Barguil during the 13th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between ChatelGuyon and Puy Mary on September 11 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images
Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) at the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Warren Barguil plans to ride the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2022 if his Arkéa-Samsic squad manages to secure wildcard invitations to both races. The Frenchman has won stages at the Tour and the Vuelta a España during his career but he has never competed at the Giro.

Arkéa-Samsic have been invited to every edition of the Tour since 2014, but the French ProTeam has yet to participate at the Giro. Last winter, Nairo Quintana indicated his intention to ride the Corsa Rosa, but organiser RCS Sport overlooked the 2014 winner when it assigned its three discretionary wildcards in February.

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