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Warren Barguil (French: [waʁɛn baʁgil];[5] born 28 October 1991) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Arkéa–Samsic.[6] He is best known for winning two mountain stages and the mountains classification of the 2017 Tour de France.

Warren Barguil
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Barguil at the 2018 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameWarren Barguil
NicknameWawa[1]
Born (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 28)
Hennebont, Brittany
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Weight61 kg (134 lb; 9 st 8 lb)[2]
Team information
Current teamArkéa–Samsic
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2010–2011AC Lanester 56
2011Bretagne–Schuller (stagiaire)
2012CC Étupes
2012Argos–Shimano (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2013–2017Argos–Shimano[3]
2018–Fortuneo–Samsic[4]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Mountains classification (2017)
2 individual stages (2017)
Combativity award (2017)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2013)

Single-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2019)

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Hennebont, Brittany, Barguil began his professional career in 2011 when he rode for Bretagne–Schuller as a stagiaire. He won stage 8 of the Tour de l'Avenir, and finished 5th overall, riding for the French national team. The following year, he rode also as a stagiaire for Argos–Shimano. This was a successful season for the cyclist, as he won the Tour de l'Avenir and was second overall in the Tour des Pays de Savoie.

Argos–Shimano (2013–2017)Edit

For the 2013 season, Barguil joined the team as a regular rider, and booked his largest victories up to that point of his career, when he won stages 13 and 16 of the Vuelta a España. Barguil took no other wins this season, but placed 4th in the Rund um Köln and 8th in the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise.

2014 seasonEdit

The first top 10 result of Barguil's 2014 season came at La Drôme Classic where he finished 8th. One week after that, he finished 8th again, this time in Strade Bianche. His first overall top 10 finish in a major stage race came at the Volta a Catalunya where he finished in 9th position. Barguil wanted to race the Tour de France, but the team wanted Barguil to do the Vuelta a España once again, but to focus on the general classification. Barguil finished in 8th position overall at the Vuelta a España, with his best stage result coming on Stage 20 with a 6th position atop the Puerto Ancares. He took his form with him to China, where he raced the Tour of Beijing, and finished in 6th position overall.

2015 seasonEdit

The 2015 season was the first season with Barguil's main focus on the Tour de France. Barguil struggled with fitness during the spring season, but finished 12th in the Tour de Suisse as his warm up race for the Tour de France. One week after the Tour de Suisse, he finished 4th at the French National Road Race Championships. Barguil opened the Tour de France with a great first week, finishing 13th atop the Mûr-de-Bretagne and was in 8th position overall after that stage. He struggled in the third week, and dropped out of top 10 in the last few stages; he ended up finishing his first Tour de France in 14th overall.

2016 seasonEdit

 
Barguil at the 2016 Tour de France

On 23 January 2016, Barguil was one of the six members of the Team Giant–Alpecin who were hit by a car which drove into on-coming traffic while they were training in Spain. All riders were in stable condition.[7]

Barguil finished in 6th position in the Liège–Bastogne–Liège one-day classic. In the mid-week leading up to "La Doyenne" he finished in 9th position in La Flèche Wallonne. Barguil finished 3rd on Stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse to Sölden, and therefore took the yellow leader's jersey before heading in to the last two stages. He lost the lead the following day however, due to his 21st position in the stage eight individual time trial. Barguil showed excellent form at the start of the Tour de France, and was 4th overall at his best in the first week. However during the race his form dropped, and he ended up finishing 23rd overall. He went to the Olympic Games but abandoned the road race. He also abandoned the Vuelta a España on Stage 3. His best result at the fall classics was 8th at Il Lombardia.

2017 seasonEdit

 
Barguil won the polka dot jersey at the 2017 Tour de France

Barguil finished 8th overall at Paris–Nice, and later went on to finish 6th in La Flèche Wallonne during the spring campaign. After a crash during the Tour de Romandie, Barguil fractured his pelvis.[8] He was ruled out for some weeks before making his comeback at Critérium du Dauphiné where he had no success. Barguil took the polka dot jersey after Stage 9 of the Tour de France; he was beaten into second position by a whisker at the stage's finishing line in Chambéry by Rigoberto Urán in a thrilling photo finish.[9] He won Stage 13 in a sprint finish from a four-man breakaway in Foix, beating Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa; that was the first Tour de France stage win of his career and made him the first Frenchman to win a Tour de France stage on Bastille Day since David Moncoutié's Stage 12 victory in 2005.[10][11][12] Barguil also won Stage 18 that finished on the hors catégorie Col d'Izoard after surging clear of lone stage leader Darwin Atapuma – who had been leading the stage solo by 1:45 with 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) to go – 800 metres (2,600 feet) from the finishing line. After his Stage 18 win, Barguil had an insurmountable 89-point lead over second-placed Primož Roglič at the top of the mountains classification.[13][14]

Barguil was thrown out the Vuelta a España by Team Sunweb prior to Stage 8. He was 13th in the general classification after the end of Stage 7, 1:43 behind the general classification leader Chris Froome. The reasons given by Team Sunweb for Barguil's ejection from the race were: his disagreement with the team over race goals and tactics; he wanted a free role to work for himself in the mountain stages and that this had created several disagreements within the team, and his refusal to obey team orders by not waiting for Wilco Kelderman, after he had a punctured tyre on stage 7 and lost time as a result of it.[15][16]

Fortuneo–Samsic (2018–present)Edit

2018 seasonEdit

For the 2018 season, Barguil joined UCI Professional Continental team Fortuneo–Samsic, signing a three-year contract with the French team.[4] Barguil opened his season at the Tour La Provence, and finished 32nd overall. His first World Tour race of the season was Paris–Nice where he finished 17th overall. A few weeks later he finished 15th overall at the Volta a Catalunya. At the Critérium du Dauphiné he attacked on stage 6 but was later brought back by the group of race favourites.

At the Tour de France, Barguil made his first attack on the first mountain stage but it was without any luck. On the following two stages, he went into the breakaway and collected points for the polka dot jersey. He finished 2nd overall in the Mountains classification and 17th overall in the race. His first top 10 result of the year came, at the Deutschland Tour where he finished 6th overall. His best result at the season was in September where he rode Grand Prix de Wallonie and finished 3rd.

2019 seasonEdit

After a rough beginning to 2019, Barguil became the French national road race champion, when he won the race in a sprint. He had previously considered retiring from the sport due to his lack of success.[17]

Barguil entered the Tour de France as usual, again with the goal of getting stage wins.[17] He attacked on several mountain stages, showing good form, but was unable to win any stages. He did however finish 10th overall.

After the Tour de France, Barguil confirmed that he would remain with Arkéa–Samsic for another season, despite being contacted by several UCI WorldTeams.[18]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2009
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
4th Tour de Vallées
8th Overall Le Trophée Centre Morbihan
2010
3rd La Melrandaise
2011
4th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 8
8th Paris–Tours Espoirs
10th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2012
1st   Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st   Points classification
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
1st   Points classification
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Paris–Tours Espoirs
3rd Overall Tour Alsace
1st   Young rider classification
2013
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 13 & 16
4th Rund um Köln
8th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
9th Amstel Curaçao Race
2014
6th Overall Tour of Beijing
8th La Drôme Classic
8th Strade Bianche
8th Overall Vuelta a España
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2015
4th Road race, National Road Championships
8th International Road Cycling Challenge
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2016
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Giro di Lombardia
9th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Milano–Torino
2017
6th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Overall Tour de France
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stages 13 & 18
  Combativity award Stage 9 & Overall
2018
3rd Grand Prix de Wallonie
6th Overall Deutschland Tour
10th Coppa Sabatini
10th Memorial Marco Pantani
2019
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Arctic Race of Norway
3rd La Drôme Classic
6th Coppa Agostoni
9th Trofeo Campos, Porreres, Felanitx, Ses Salines
9th Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
9th Giro della Toscana
10th Overall Tour de France

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 14 23 10 17 10
  Vuelta a España 38 8 DNF DNF
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Paris–Nice 72 DNF 8 17 DNF
  Tirreno–Adriatico
  Volta a Catalunya 9 17 22 15 DNF
  Tour of the Basque Country DNF 20 DNF 16
  Tour de Romandie DNF
  Critérium du Dauphiné 18 30 19 13
  Tour de Suisse 30 12 3

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 29 34 6 38 53
Giro di Lombardia 47 36 20 8 34 26
Classic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Strade Bianche 8
Amstel Gold Race 72 15 45
La Flèche Wallonne DNF 23 26 9 6 45
Clásica de San Sebastián 9 54 13
Bretagne Classic 56
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 9
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 27

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Olympic Games Time trial Not Held Not Held
Road race DNF
  World Championships Time trial
Road race DNF 19 37 DNF
  National Championships Time trial 28
Road race 14 12 4 33 7 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fotheringham, William (13 July 2015). "Will anyone stop Chris Froome winning the Tour de France again?". theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "WARREN BARGUIL - Arkea-Samsic". Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Warren Barguil » Team Sunweb". Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Barguil signs for Fortuneo-Oscaro". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Tour de France : la victoire de Warren Barguil". 14 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Arkéa-Samsic". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. ^ "John Degenkolb and Warren Barguil among six Giant-Alpecin cyclists hospitalised after being hit by a car". Irish Independent. 23 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Warren Barguil | Injury history". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Tour de France: Uran wins stage 9 in photo finish". www.cyclingnews.com. 9 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Tour de France: Barguil victorious in short, chaotic stage to Foix". www.cyclingnews.com. 14 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome stays second as France's Barguil wins on Bastille Day". BBC. 14 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Tour de France 2017, stage 13: Warren Barguil triumphs for France on Bastille Day while Fabio Aru holds onto yellow jersey". The Daily Telegraph. 14 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Tour de France: Barguil wins on the Izoard - Froome survives final mountain test in yellow, Bardet gets over Uran". www.cyclingnews.com. 20 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome in control, Warren Barguil wins stage 18". BBC. 20 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Vuelta a Espana 2017: Warren Barguil ejected by Team Sunweb". BBC. 26 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Sunweb send Barguil home from Vuelta after disagreements over tactics". ww.cylcingnews.com. 26 August 2017.
  17. ^ a b "New French road race champion Barguil: I thought about quitting cycling". Cycling News. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Warren Barguil to remain at Arkea-Samsic for another season". CyclingPub.com. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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