Warren Barguil   
Warren Barguil
COUNTRY
France
Residence
Kervignac, France
Riders Type
Climber
Favourite Giant Bike
All of them!
Pro Since
2013
2016 Race Kms
9099
2016 Race Days
55


ABOUT Warren Barguil

Warren’s father inspired him to start cycling after buying him a racing bike and spending time cycling together. “Every time my legs were hurting from cycling, my father told me that it was because I was getting better. I still think about this when I’m suffering on my bike”, says the Frenchman.

Most of the time you will see Barguil with a big smile on his face. He likes to make jokes and have fun with his teammates. Warren is a man with a good balance between knowing when to focus and when to relax. His talent, discipline and hard work make Warren a great cyclist. This 25 year old is a great climber and an aggressive rider. Recently he has learned to be more patient than he was as a young cyclist. “You need to wait, wait and wait for the right moment to attack. You need experience for that.”

Barguil loves the good atmosphere in Team Sunweb. “We help each other, no matter what role you have in the team. The day after you’ve won a stage, you get water bottles for your teammates – that’s real team spirit.”

In 2012 he joined the team, and almost immediately won the Tour de l’Avenir. In 2013 during his first year as a professional he impressed many by winning two stages in the Vuelta, his first ever Grand Tour. Nowadays Barguil has become one of the teams GC-riders and leader in some of the one-day races. Last year he finished within the top-10 in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallone and Il Lombardia.

“There’s a lot involved in the transition from being a talented rider to becoming a leader within the team. This is not only a physical process, but a mental process too. The more experienced riders like Roy Curvers, Bert de Backer and Johannes Fröhlinger helped me and gave me valuable advice. It’s not always easy to be a GC-rider, because you don’t win very much. You have to learn to be proud of a nice classification.”

This year the focus for Barguil are the Classics, the Tour de France and the World Championships. One of his biggest dreams is winning the World Championships. “It must we awesome to wear the rainbow jersey for a year.”

"When my legs hurt, I remember my father telling me it’s because I’m getting better."


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