Ag2r La Mondiale has announced team rider Romain Bardet has decided to take part in the Volta a Catalunya, March 20-16.
Frenchmen Arnaud Démare (FDJ) wins another Paris-Nice opener as compatriot Romain Bardet (AG2R) finds himself on the outside looking in.
Romain Bardet pleads "mea culpa" post-race via Twitter for actions resulting in his ejection from the first stage of Paris-Nice on Sunday.
Romain Bardet is cycling's most unlikely star, and he could end France's Tour de France drought after finishing second in 2016.
The hopes of French fans rest on Romain Bardet, who has steadily improved at the Tour each year. He's looking strong so far in Tour of Oman.
Romain Bardet, 26, is the top French rider to win a Tour de France title, a feat not accomplished since 1985.
Ag2r—La Mondiale believes that Bardet has a realistic chance of becoming the first Frenchman since Bernard Hinault to win the yellow
Therapeutic Use Exemptions have allowed several riders to legally take otherwise banned substances for medical reasons.
No Frenchman has won a yellow jersey in over 30 years, but Romain Bardet gives the home crowd hope for a turnaround sometime soon
White jersey Adam Yates is just one of many up-and-comers taking big steps forward in this year's Tour de France