You caught a glimpse of some after-the-finish shots and might have guessed that I hung around for a while after the end. Yes, quite a while, in fact. The reason for this will be apparent in a later post. This post is dedicated to, by all accounts, a future champion, Romain Bardet, who's barely 24 and had just started riding professionally in 2012. This young Frenchman is currently riding for Ag2r-La Mondiale.
In the 34th La Clásica de San Sebastián, he finished 18th, 43 seconds behind the winner. A mere 10 days later, he was racing at the Tour de L'Ain, and if I'm not mistaken, he finished, coincidentally, in the same position!
Enjoy the pics!
|Romain Bardet, a future champion|
|A happy Romain Bardet|
|A fan seeking autograph|
|Supporters clamouring for attention|
|A crazy lady|
|Romain Bardet checking his stuff|
|Girlfriend or sister?|
|Nice hairdo ;)|
|A happy fan|
|Romain Bardet, showered and changed|
|A more relaxed Romain Bardet|
“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
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