Romain Bardet Discussion Thread

Does this young gladiator, a housewives' favourite indeed, not have his own thread? Rider of the tour for me. A fearless, combative rider who seems to relish upsetting the applecart. He has the good grace to look absolutely knackered at the end of a stage too....which I like.
Anyway, if he doesn't have a thread, he does now.
 
I wouldn't have given him a hope of getting in the break today but he managed it. He is hard to watch though....the fear being that it's only a matter of time before he goes over some ravine whilst trying to make 20 seconds on the peloton.
 
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Looks incredibly frail but has tremendous guts and rides with amazing finesse both uphill and down. Without his mechanical problem yesterday could he, perhaps, have joined Rolland or even Nibali?

Anyway, I hope he continues to provide amazing performances like this and endear himself to the English-speaking fans. All of the hubbub surrounding Froome and spitting and the like has soured the atmosphere and prevented most of us, it seems, from appreciating this guy. (Jens Voigt's usually enthusiastic Twitter feed didn't even mention Bardet's stage victory.)
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
 
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sir fly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
Not even amongst top 10 descenders in the peloton.

The best between the climbers? Maybe, although Nibali and Sammy Sanchez would like to have a word.
 
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Bushman said:
sir fly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
Not even amongst top 10 descenders in the peloton.

The best between the climbers? Maybe, although Nibali and Sammy Sanchez would like to have a word.
They've had it yesterday.
 
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sir fly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
Bardet was good on that Dauphine stage, yes, although no one chased him down. Then the last few day's he's gone to the front on descents and created gaps, yes, and no doubt he's a quite good descender, but he's nowhere near the best descenders in the peloton. Heck, Rolland was faster than Bardet on the final downhill on the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne stage.
 
He descends well enough not to loose time over anybody, which is mostly all you need as a climber. Just a shame he lost so much time on stage 10 & 11. Odd to have two bad days like that, but he's what 24? Not sure he's GC material yet, but certainly a stage hunter in the mountains.
 
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samhocking said:
He descends well enough not to loose time over anybody, which is mostly all you need as a climber. Just a shame he lost so much time on stage 10 & 11. Odd to have two bad days like that, but he's what 24? Not sure he's GC material yet, but certainly a stage hunter in the mountains.
You know he was 6th overall last year right?
 
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sir fly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
I want to see him descending against sagan...
 
His attitude is very likable: “I don't want to ride anonymously in the field. I want to draw a race, at all costs!“ :)

He definitely looks like the son of Riccardo Ricco and Drake Bell, though. ^^
 
I would have liked to have seen him win the KOM but he has time for that in the future. The stage he won was the one I enjoyed most. I like the fact that he is cavalier and a trier. The Hog used to have a great photo of him as his avatar, sat down looking absolutely spent. He is a rider who leaves it all out there on the road and for that, I confess to having some man love for him.
 
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Really one of the most entertaining riders in the peloton. He sure did light up this TdF as well.
I hope he never loses this racing attitude, because this makes him a fanfavourite.
 
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sir fly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
sir fly said:
The best descender in the peloton.
Crafty climber.
Loveable character.

Definitely bought me.
Best descender in the peloton? Are you crazy?

Anyway, I really like Bardet. Such an attacking rider and seems like a nice young guy.
He is the best descender.
Day after day keeping lessons how it should be done. If you have doubts, if you can't tell just by watching him, time the efforts of the most prominent descenders. Calculate the small chainring in into Bardet's from yesterday, as well.
And it looks like it's a natural thing to him. Like there are no thoughts if it's to risky or worth of a shot. It's a descent, so you go fast, no philosophy
Sagan? Cancellara? Panzer?

Also, we're yet to see Bardet descending in the wet (though I think he might be better than Nibali in dry conditions)
 
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Tonton said:
Moviefan1203 said:
He is planning on staying at AG2R longterm? He certainly is a great talent who has a lot of guts.
If I were him, I would. It's the only good French team...
And their philosophy works pretty well with his attitude.

Perfect team for him as Ag2r has a decent budget, secured sponsorship and opts to build a team around him even more in future.
 
Thomas De Gendt ‏@DeGendtThomas 23 minutes ago

679km in the attack, several days working hard for @AndreGreipel all this with a broken rib. What do i have to do more for the combativite

Thomas De Gendt ‏@DeGendtThomas 3 minutes ago

To be clear. I don't say i deserved it the most but other riders deserved it more then bardet. Just saying
 
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TMP402 said:
Thomas De Gendt ‏@DeGendtThomas 23 minutes ago

679km in the attack, several days working hard for @AndreGreipel all this with a broken rib. What do i have to do more for the combativite

Thomas De Gendt ‏@DeGendtThomas 3 minutes ago

To be clear. I don't say i deserved it the most but other riders deserved it more then bardet. Just saying
Very true, bardet only got it in order for their to be a Frenchman on the podium in Paris.
 

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