Romain Bardet was on the attack today - many times setting the pace for Stage 9 of the 2013 Tour de France. Bardet is riding for Ag2r-La Mondiale. The Frenchman is a strong climber best known for his mountain attacks. He's only 22 years old and this is his first year in Le Tour.His current teammates include Maxime Bouet, John Gadret, Blel Kadri, and Samuel Dumoulin.More on Romain Bardet.Photos from Stage 9 of the 2013 Tour de FranceRomain Bardet's Best Finishes:2013
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Tour de France 2013 Route Map. Source: letour.comThe 100th Tour de France starts tomorrow in Porto Vecchio, on the island of Corsica. The 21 stage race is considered the crown jewel of international cycling and will attract more international media attention than any other cycling event of the year.
Just under 200 racers will start Le Tour on a relatively flat stage along the coast of Corsica. The day's winner will get to wear the prized yellow jersey (French: maillot jaune) - so...Read Full Story
The Tour de France is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The race (and festivities) kick off this weekend, on June 29th, on the island of Corsica. To spice things up for the big anniversary, Tour organizers have included a particularly difficult set of mountain stages, including a double climb of the famed l'Alpe d'Huez.All 19 teams in the UCI's Pro Teams will enter squads into the world renowned stage race. Three UCI Pro Continental teams, all French-based, will also compete. The...Read Full Story
AG2R is one of France's most established pro cycling teams.Team AG2R is a mainstay at every Tour de France. Vincent Lavenu's squad has been racing in Le Tour for the past 20 years. This year's effort is sponsored by Chazal, Casino and Ag2r.AG2R announced that they'll place 9 riders, all from France, in the 2013 Tour:
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Blel Kadri is a professional cyclist who competes in the Tour de France. In 2013 he rode with AG2R La Mondiale under Vincent Lavenu.