That's exactly what he said he will do, and that's exactly what he should have done. He needed to risk everything, but he didn;t do that and here's the result. Quintana was criticized in 2015 for riding a conservative race and not attacking Froome when he should've, but Quintana in 2015 was much more attacking rider then Bardet 2017. Watch Contador in Vuelta 2012 and Nibali at Angliru 2013 if you want to see real risk taker and attacking rider, rider who wants to win at any cost. That's the spirit needed for a grand victory, Bardet didn't had that.Alexandre B. said:Now you expected Bardet to be dumb enough to risk exploding ('cause, lack of good enough legs to drop the yellow jersey) just for the sake of your entertainment. Amazing.