Romain Bardet (32 years old) He is one of the most prominent French people of the last decade. The DSM rider spent much of his career in Ag2r, with whom he was on the podium twice at the Tour de France: 2nd place in 2016 and 3rd place in 2017. He also won the mountain jersey in 2019. In 2021, he made a radical change in his career, leaving his comfort zone and moving to a German team. He continues to fight for success in the best races and was neck-and-neck with Evenepoel at the Vuelta on the way to Larra-Belagua. The Frenchman worked together with the Belgian. He even took a large bottle of water that his father had given him on part of the climb as the heat got worse. and he also poured a good portion of it over Remco to cool him down. After that, the Soudal player went solo to winbut the cooperation between the two was good.
For this reason, the Frenchman received the solidarity jersey (www.maillotsolidario.org), a project by La Vuelta, Bicicletas sin Fronteras and AS, to increase the number and improve bicycles in Senegal. so that children and young people can access educational centers via this medium. He picked it up at the exit from Pamplona. “The competition is a good time to try to implement some solidarity actions among the people. This jersey is a good initiative because here we ride as a team, but we are 160 participants doing the same work and struggling with the same problems.”said the Frenchman. Evenepoel presented him with the Belgian jersey and the stage trophy for his collaboration: “Remco is a good guy and very honest. My son and I will be happy with it.”