The moving warning message from Romain Bardet the day after the collective fall in Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Romain Bardet was marked by the heavy fall that occurred on Sunday in the heart of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège peloton. He was not injured, but he witnessed the scene and in particular the injuries of Julian Alaphilippe, his teammate in the national team, to whom he rescued. Traumatized, Bardet did not finish the race and said he had ” was very scared for his compatriot.

“The responsibility we have, when we take risks to get a place at the front of the peloton, can have serious consequences”

On Monday, on his Twitter account, Romain Bardet published a long and touching message, to come back to the accident the day before. ” Still struggling to put words to the events of yesterday, the distress of these faces and these bruised bodies, following this fall “, he wrote, to begin his text. Bardet declared himself ” very touched ” by the messages he received – to thank him for having come to the aid of Alaphilippe – ” but I honestly think anyone in that situation absolutely would have done the same “.

In his message, the French rider asked the question of the attitude to have in the race, when trying to get out of the peloton. ” The responsibility we have, when we take risks to get a place at the front of the pack, can have serious consequences for the 100 guys behind us.he wrote. I do not blame anyone and even less hold the truth. Simply, we give ourselves body and soul for a sport, a passion for running, which can, in a flash, turn tragic and hinder the beauty of sport. »


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