Romain Bardet after the 16th stage of the Tour de France: “One of the worst days I’ve known”

Romain Bardet (Team DSM), 36th in the 16th stage won by Hugo Houle: “I was super feverish, I had trouble accelerating, I had headaches… Really one of the worst days I’ve had in a while. It was a nightmare. I take my hat off to my teammates who were there from start to finish because without them I couldn’t finish the stage. I don’t know where it comes from… I had chills. Truly a terrible day. (On his ability to rebound) The desire will be there! It wasn’t even the legs… I was lost, I had nothing. My head was pounding. I was off the mark. Now I have to try to rest because I didn’t see it coming. I felt fresh this morning but from the first accelerations I couldn’t keep up. It’s always hard to take. I hope I’ll be able to recover because there are still beautiful days. »


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