Romain Bardet set to miss 2020 Tour de France

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) in action at the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Romain Bardet will skip the Tour de France in 2020 and instead ride the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, while also targeting one-day titles at the Olympic Games and World Championships.

The Frenchman, who finished on the podium of the Tour in 2016 and 2017, announced his plans to the press on Wednesday morning during an AG2R La Mondiale training camp in the French Alps.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.