Barguil disqualified from Paris-Nice for drafting

Warren Barguil
Warren Barguil before his crash (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Warren Barguil's time at Paris-Nice was short-lived after the UCI jury tossed the Frenchman from the race following stage 1, saying the Arkea-Samsic rider spent too much time drafting behind his team car trying to make it back to the peloton after a crash that saw him go down with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale).

Citing rule, which forbids drafting behind race vehicles, the race jury removed Barguil from the competition for the final seven stages and also fined his team director for ignoring directions from officials. 

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.