Cheered Along the Way PN20-16
Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) is not exactly known for his time trialing abilities, but today the crowds gave him lots of encouragement all along the course. This image might be why we are stuck with no racing until perhaps the Tour de France. With the fear of spreading the Corona Virus the Paris Nice race organizers have already closed the finish line to spectators. But cycling is the one sport that is mainly contested on the open road with free access to fans. It is impossible to stop fans from gathering at the points on course they think will be most exciting to see their favorites ride by. I am sure Bardet appreciated their support all the same.