Remco Evenepoel is rightly praised for his victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but Romain Bardet deserves at least as much. The Frenchman immediately rushed to the aid of his compatriot Julian Alaphilippe yesterday after his heavy fall. “No one came and needed help.”
The big landing at Liege-Bastogne-Liege left deep marks. Especially with Julian Alaphilippi, the leaflet is heavy – collapsed lung, broken ribs and shoulder blade. The world champion was tucked away on the edge of a cliff after hitting a tree (trunk).
Roman Bardet immediately saw the seriousness of the situation and without hesitation rushed to the aid of his compatriot. The Frenchman immediately sacrificed his chances.
After that, the deeply shaken Bardet told his story. It sounded like, ‘I was so scared of Julian.’ “When I looked next to me, I saw him lying about three metres. Shock, because he was in really bad shape. He screamed that he could no longer move and seemed to take a while before help came.”
“You don’t want to have situations like this on the bike. I didn’t finish the race myself. After that accident, the race didn’t make any sense to me anymore.”
Watch: An emotional Bardet tells his story
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