Dauphine: Bardet happy with time trial despite damaging losses

Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) came to a standstill beyond the finish line on stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné and, after a brief moment to catch his breath, ushered the waiting media over, telling them he was "happy" with his time trial performance, and that it "augurs well" for the remainder of the race. When television had had their fill, however, Bardet was finally informed of the exact time gaps by the written press, and his face fell.

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