Gadret under pressure as Ag2r searches for first win of 2012

John Gadret hasn't been back to Denmark since he rode the 1998 world championship for cyclo-cross in Middlefart in his first year as a U23, but he was also never called for a pre-race press conference at the start of a Grand Tour before he walked in alongside race favorites Ivan Basso, Michele Scarponi, Fränk Schleck, Roman Kreuziger and Joaquim Rodriguez. After Alberto Contador's disqualification, the Frenchman was officially classified third at the 2011 Giro d'Italia but always maintained that it would never have the same taste as going on stage on the podium at the end of the race.

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