Romain Bardet's comeback is set: it will be on the Tour of Spain, which takes place from August 14 to September 5.
Interviewed in L'Equipe on Tuesday, the leader of the DSM announces that his objective will not be the general classification, but to win a stage.
“In Spain, there is no series of very high passes as I like them: they are shorter and very steep final climbs that start at sea level. It is very dented, but it is not. is not the Grand Tour that suits me the best on paper ”, admits the climber from Auvergne.
The other reason for this choice, which may seem surprising for a rider who has already made two podiums on the Tour, is the lack of results: “I haven't won for three years, the team hardly won this year. ".
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadier), winner of the Giro, will be the favorite of this Vuelta, with Roglic, the last outgoing winner, and Carapaz, second in the Tour and gold medal at the Olympics.
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