What face will Warren Bargwell show after a month-long hiatus and training in Spain where he worked so much on the ground? On the mountain roads of the Tour du Finistère, the Morbihannais of Arkéa-Samsic did not go unnoticed.
“I did a lot before arriving”
Often at the helm of the peloton, he took an honorable eighth place, which left him with mixed feelings. “We had a good team sprint through attack. Me, I wanted to have fun, but I did a lot before the end and I think that’s why I’m stuck too.”
When Julien Simon stood on the pedals, the winner, at the start of the season, with a stage in Tirreno Adriatico and Grand Prix Miguel Indurain could not answer. “In the final, I was a little late. Suddenly I came back and charged the hit on the flat surface. I put on a lot of gear and didn’t run. That’s a bad result…”
Warren Bargill also lamented the consistent scenario of the race. “It’s always frustrating that no group ends with one of us, but that’s always the Tour Finistère. It’s a very tough race but it often ends quickly.”
Saturday, the Arkéa-Samsic leader didn’t have the weapons to win, which he considers to make sense at this point in the season. “I am preparing for the Tour de France,” he recalls. I can’t come to every race to play to win. Cycling is not that easy. There are men who will be cutting in July. So they are in good shape now.”
Warren Bargell will run the second day of racing, Sunday, at Boucles de Lullen. He promised that the Arkéa-Samsic team’s strategy would be different. “Last Sunday, at Tro Bro Leon, the team didn’t ride and won. Today I rode her knee and didn’t win. Tomorrow at Châteaulin it won’t be up to us to control the race. Today, TotalEnergies didn’t run like they did last weekend. It’s a game of cat and mouse. It’s very funny.
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