Van Garderen: Last week of Tour de France could be like Russian Roulette

For more than half of the Lacets du Grand Colombier, Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) must have clung to the hope that he could ride out a jour sans on the Tour de France, but when Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) bounded clear of the yellow jersey group three kilometres from the top, his resistance was broken.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.