Romain Bardet: It's good to have several cards to play at the Tour de France

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) at the 2019 Tour de France
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Romain Bardet has maintained that he can share leadership of AG2R La Mondiale at the Tour de France with Pierre Latour and he expressed hope that the event will serve as the ideal preparation for the World Championships in Martigny.

A podium finisher in 2016 and 2017, Bardet had initially opted to miss the 2020 Tour in favour of combining the Giro d’Italia and Tokyo Olympics. The spate of postponements and cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic saw the racing calendar heavily revised, however, and Bardet will now tackle the rescheduled Tour, which is set to take place from August 29-September 20.

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