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10 Sep 2017 03:38

I think he should have dodged the Vuelta or pulled out early. He looked very tired at the end of the Tour.
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11 Sep 2017 13:30

I don't know about his form, but I think it was a necessary step in his career to race two Grands Tours in the same season. Said targeting one GC per year satisfies him now.

By the way, his season has ended, no Italian classics this year. :(
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11 Sep 2017 13:47

Agree, it was a good opportunity for him and he took his chance a lot of time. I liked him in this aggressive mode.

He was strong and was pretty close to win a stage multiples times. I think this was necessary to his maturation. Look at Valverde this year, 3 GT in 2016 and never looked that strong in the spring. By the way he said on French Eurosport that he sometimes pulled more watts than in the Tour. :confused:

Better stop the season now if he feels tired. No point overdo it right now and mess his preparation for next year.

And he'll have more time to work on his TT. :o
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11 Sep 2017 13:57

Chrispol wrote:Agree, it was a good opportunity for him and he took his chance a lot of time. I liked him in this aggressive mode.

He was strong and was pretty close to win a stage multiples times. I think this was necessary to his maturation. Look at Valverde this year, 3 GT in 2016 and never looked that strong in the spring. By the way he said on French Eurosport that he sometimes pulled more watts than in the Tour. :confused:

Better stop the season now if he feels tired. No point overdo it right now and mess his preparation for next year.

And he'll have more time to work on his TT. :o

If rumors about the Tour 2018 are to be believed, he better work very hard. ;)
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11 Sep 2017 14:44

Alexandre B. wrote:
Chrispol wrote:Agree, it was a good opportunity for him and he took his chance a lot of time. I liked him in this aggressive mode.

He was strong and was pretty close to win a stage multiples times. I think this was necessary to his maturation. Look at Valverde this year, 3 GT in 2016 and never looked that strong in the spring. By the way he said on French Eurosport that he sometimes pulled more watts than in the Tour. :confused:

Better stop the season now if he feels tired. No point overdo it right now and mess his preparation for next year.

And he'll have more time to work on his TT. :o

If rumors about the Tour 2018 are to be believed, he better work very hard. ;)


Not that much ITT i heard, only one Individual. But a 35 km TTT, he's not the only one who will have to work. :D
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11 Sep 2017 15:17

Chrispol wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:
Chrispol wrote:Agree, it was a good opportunity for him and he took his chance a lot of time. I liked him in this aggressive mode.

He was strong and was pretty close to win a stage multiples times. I think this was necessary to his maturation. Look at Valverde this year, 3 GT in 2016 and never looked that strong in the spring. By the way he said on French Eurosport that he sometimes pulled more watts than in the Tour. :confused:

Better stop the season now if he feels tired. No point overdo it right now and mess his preparation for next year.

And he'll have more time to work on his TT. :o

If rumors about the Tour 2018 are to be believed, he better work very hard. ;)


Not that much ITT i heard, only one Individual. But a 35 km TTT, he's not the only one who will have to work. :D

Giro 2018 is on the table.
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11 Sep 2017 16:43

The Giro has even more ITTs than the Tour. But Italy should suit him.
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15 Nov 2017 07:35

According to this article (fr), the bulk of his 2018 season should look like this: http://www.lemonde.fr/cyclisme/article/2017/11/15/cyclisme-pour-romain-bardet-le-tour-2018-passera-par-l-italie_5214960_1616656.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510727306

Ruta del Sol/Tour d'Oman
Strade Bianche
Paris-Nice/Tirreno-Adriatico
Vuelta a Pais Vasco
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
World Championships
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15 Nov 2017 12:30

Alexandre B. wrote:According to this article (fr), the bulk of his 2018 season should look like this: http://www.lemonde.fr/cyclisme/article/2017/11/15/cyclisme-pour-romain-bardet-le-tour-2018-passera-par-l-italie_5214960_1616656.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510727306

Ruta del Sol/Tour d'Oman
Strade Bianche
Paris-Nice/Tirreno-Adriatico
Vuelta a Pais Vasco
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
World Championships


Nice program. Classic, but I like the introduction of Strade Bianche. I hope for you that he'll be at least 9th. :D
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Alexandre B. wrote:According to this article (fr), the bulk of his 2018 season should look like this: http://www.lemonde.fr/cyclisme/article/2017/11/15/cyclisme-pour-romain-bardet-le-tour-2018-passera-par-l-italie_5214960_1616656.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510727306

Ruta del Sol/Tour d'Oman
Strade Bianche
Paris-Nice/Tirreno-Adriatico
Vuelta a Pais Vasco
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
World Championships

It will be Ruta del Sol and Tirreno-Adriatico, then.
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18 Dec 2017 07:42

It will be interesting to see if his approach changes if Froome gets an enforced holiday.
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18 Dec 2017 20:11

armchairclimber wrote:It will be interesting to see if his approach changes if Froome gets an enforced holiday.

He's already throwing all GT eggs in the TdF basket.
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18 Dec 2017 20:50

Red Rick wrote:
armchairclimber wrote:It will be interesting to see if his approach changes if Froome gets an enforced holiday.

He's already throwing all GT eggs in the TdF basket.

Indeed, its a relatively light programme. He has good chances, but if Froome isn't there, there's the 3-headed monster to deal with and lets not forget Dumounlin and the voodoo master himself, Cenzoooo
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27 Jan 2018 13:08

Yesterday during stage 9 recon :D
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Romain starts his season tomorrow at GP La Marseillaise.
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27 Jan 2018 14:12

Getting ready, I see :) . He'll be a tough customer comes July. In l'Equipe's article, this recon is said to be the first, and one will be scheduled on dryer cobbles, which is more likely to mimic summer conditions. Romain is smart about his preparation.
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05 Feb 2018 12:40

Alexandre B. wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:According to this article (fr), the bulk of his 2018 season should look like this: http://www.lemonde.fr/cyclisme/article/2017/11/15/cyclisme-pour-romain-bardet-le-tour-2018-passera-par-l-italie_5214960_1616656.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510727306

Ruta del Sol/Tour d'Oman
Strade Bianche
Paris-Nice/Tirreno-Adriatico
Vuelta a Pais Vasco
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
World Championships

It will be Ruta del Sol and Tirreno-Adriatico, then.

probably will not start Ruta del Sol following an accident at his home on Sunday. He suffered a cut, and a small muscle injury on his left forearm that required stitches, and for which he must wear a splint for two weeks,
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