Climber, Breton, survivor ... 5 things to know about Warren Barguil
He is the other French rider who shines on this Tour de France 2017.While Romain Bardet battles for the final victory against Chris Froome, Warren Barguil won his second stage of the Tour on Thursday July 20 and is on the way to winning the prestigious jersey with polka dots, the one that rewards the best climber of the race.Portrait.
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Successful bet for Warren Barguil.For this Tour de France 2017, the Frenchman had chosen to abandon the general classification to concentrate on conquering the best climber jersey, the famous white tunic with red polka dots.This choice paid off.Capable of competing with the favorites during major climbs, in the Alps as in the Pyrenees, Barguil seized this polka-dot jersey on the evening of the 9th stage, in Chambéry, never to let go.
The 25-year-old rider is now guaranteed to show off this jersey on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, as the Tour is done with the mountains and can no longer be reached.Before Barguil, a few rare French riders won this title of best climber, in particular Richard Virenque, Laurent Jalabert or more recently Thomas Voeckler in 2012.
Warren Barguil was one of the great animators of this 2017 edition of the "Grande Boucle", in particular during the mountain stages.In addition to the famous white jersey with red polka dots, the Frenchman has also won two prestigious 'stage, the first of his career on the Tour.
Posted Date: 2021-02-09