Romain
Bardet

Residence
Clermont Ferrand, France
Age
31
Nickname
-
Hobbies
Cooking / Wine pairing / Watching other sports / Hiking / Politics
Twitter
@RomainBardet
Favourite Food
Pasta with truffle
Favourite holiday destination
Scotland
Favourite race
Strade Bianche

A new addition to the team in 2021, Romain previously plied his trade in French outfit AG2R La Mondiale since turning pro. Building up an illustrious palmarès that includes three Tour de France stage wins and two GC podium finishes, alongside several strong one-day results such as his second place in the 2018 World Championships, Romain is looking forward to a new challenge and reinvigorating himself within the team.

“Joining the team, and the structure it has, I think it gives me the best chance to get better at my age. It’s a new start to my career – I feel young again.”

Something that came to fruition in the latter half of the year, with Romain following up a seventh place on GC at the Giro d’Italia with stage wins at Vuelta Burgos and the Vuelta a España.

Falling in love with the sport from a young age, Romain wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, who himself raced at a regional level in France. At the age of ten, he got a race license and never looked back. Immersing himself fully in cycling, Romain loves the competitive side of racing but also enjoys the simple beauty of being able to go out and ride his bike amongst the hills where his childhood heroes raced.

 

“I’m really passionate about cycling; all of the history and the legendary roads or passes. I also like how the climbs are so unchanged over the years and have seen some of the greatest battles of cycling. On my own little scale, it is really nice to be part of such battles – it keeps me excited.”

With his infectious and down-to-earth personality, Romain’s humility allows him to get on with almost whoever he meets. Away from the sport the certified sommelier can be found honing his craft, piquing his interests in his university degree by studying the latest geopolitics or enjoying the simple pleasures in life; such as a hike through the local hills with his family.

Results

2022
1 Tour of the Alps
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 9
2 Tour of the Alps Stage 2
3 Tour of the Alps Stage 1
3 Tour of the Alps Stage 4
6 UAE Tour Stage 4
8 Giro d'Italia Stage 4
8 Tour of the Alps Stage 5
9 UAE Tour
11 Giro d'Italia Stage 7
2021
1 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 14
1 Vuelta a Burgos Mountains classification
1 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 3
2 La Vuelta ciclista a España Mountains classification
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 16
2 Vuelta a Burgos Points classification
4 Giro di Sicilia Tour of Sicily
4 Giro di Sicilia Tour of Sicily
4 Giro d'Italia Stage 20
5 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 1
2020
2 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
6 Critérium du Dauphiné
7 Paris Tours Elite
8 La Route d'Occitanie La Dépêche du Midi
8 La Route d'Occitanie La Dépêche du Midi
8 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 3
8 La Route d'Occitanie La Dépêche du Midi
8 Tour de France Stage 9
9 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2
9 Paris Nice
2019
1 Tour de France Mountains classification
2 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Stage 3
2 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var
2 Tour de France Stage 18
2 Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
3 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Points classification
3 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Stage 2
4 Faun Environnement Classic de l'Ardèche Rhône Crussol
5 Paris Nice
6 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Mountains classification
2018
1 Faun Environnement Classic de l'Ardèche Rhône Crussol
2 World Championships Road Race
2 Strade Bianche
2 Tour du Finistère
2 Giro della Toscana Memorial Alfredo Martini
3 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7
3 Critérium du Dauphiné
3 Liège Bastogne
3 Tour de France Stage 12
3 Tour de France Stage 19
2017
1 Tour de France Stage 12
2 Vuelta al Pais Vasco Stage 5
3 Tour de France
3 Tour de France Stage 18
4 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 3
4 Tour de France Stage 9
4 Tour de France Stage 17
4 Vuelta a España Stage 3
5 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7
5 Vuelta a España Stage 11
2016
1 Tour de France Stage 19
2 Tour de France
2 Criterium du Dauphiné Stage 6
2 Tour of Oman
2 Giro dell'Emilia
2 Tour of Oman Stage 4
2 Criterium du Dauphiné
3 Giro del Trentino Stage 1 (TTT)
3 Giro del Trentino Stage 3
3 Tour of Oman Stage 1
2015
1 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 5
1 Tour de France Stage 18
2 Critérium du Dauphiné Youth classification
2 Tour de France Youth classification
3 Aquece Rio International Road Cycling Challenge
3 Tour de France Stage 12
3 Tour de France Stage 14
3 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 3
3 Paris Nice
3 Tour de France Mountains classification
2014
1 Tour of Oman Youth classification
1 Valence Drôme Classic
2 Bayern Rundfahrt Youth classification
2 Tour de France Youth classification
2 Tour de l'Ain
2 Tour de l'Ain Stage 3
2 Critérium du Dauphiné Youth classification
2 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 4
2 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 8
4 Bayern Rundfahrt Stage 2
2013
1 Tour de l'Ain
1 Tour of Beijing Youth classification
1 Tour de l'Ain Points classification
2 Etoile de Bessèges Youth classification
2 Tour de l'Ain Stage 4
2 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Matin Youth classification
3 Critérium International Youth classification
3 Bayern-Rundfahrt Mountains classification
3 Tour de l'Ain Stage 3
3 Classic Sud Ardèche Souvenir Francis Delpech
2012
2 Tour de l'Ain La Route du Progrès
4 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
4 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 3
5 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Youth classification
5 Amgen Tour of California Youth classification
5 Tour de l'Ain La Route du Progrès
6 Paris Corrèze
7 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6
8 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 7
8 Tour de l'Ain La Route du Progrès
2011
1 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 3
1 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 2
1 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 6
2 Tour des Pays de Savoie
2 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 5
2 Liège Bastogne
2 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 3
2 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 3
2 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 2
4 Ronde de l'Isard
2010
1 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 4
2 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 2
2 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 5
6 Tour de l'Avenir
6 Giro delle Regioni Stage 2
7 National Championships France U23 Road Race
8 Giro delle Regioni
8 Tour des Pays de Savoie
9 Ronde de l'Isard
10 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 2
2009
2 Tour des Pays de Savoie Youth classification
4 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 2
5 Tour des Pays de Savoie
7 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 3
9 Tour des Pays de Savoie Points classification
13 Tour des Pays de Savoie Mountains classification
19 Grand Prix Cristal Energie
21 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 1
84 Paris-Troyes
2008
2 Ronde des Vallées
2 Ronde des Vallées Stage 1a (ITT)
3 Ronde des Vallées Stage 1b
5 Bernaudeau Junior
12 European Championships MJ Road Race
13 World Championships MJ Road Race
20 National Championships France MJ ITT
23 GP Général Patton Stage 2
30 GP Général Patton
32 National Championships France MJ Road Race