Warren Barguil

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Warren Barguil
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Barguil at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Warren Barguil
Nickname Wawa[1]
Born (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 25)
Hennebont, Brittany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sunweb
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
2010–2011 AC Lanester 56
2011 Bretagne–Schuller (stagiaire)
2012 CC Étupes
2012 Argos–Shimano (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2013– Argos–Shimano[2]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
Mountains classification (2017)
Combativity award (2017)
2 individual stages (2017)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2013)

Stage races

Tour de l'Avenir (2012)

Warren Barguil (French: [waʁɛn baʁgil];[3] born 28 October 1991) is a French cyclist from Brittany. He has been a member of the team Team Sunweb since 2013. He is best known for winning two mountain stages and the mountains classification of the 2017 Tour de France.


Early Career[edit]

Barguil began his professional career in 2011 when he rode for Bretagne–Schuller as a trainee. While riding for this team, he won stage 8 of the Tour de l'Avenir, and finished 5th overall. The following year, he rode also as a trainee 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.


For the 2013 season, Barguil joined the team as a regular rider. The then 21 year old 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.


Barguil rode his first Tour de France, finishing 14th overall.


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.[4]

Barguil finished in 6th position in the Liège–Bastogne–Liège one-day classic.


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

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.[5] 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.[6][7][8]Barguil also won Stage 18 (it finished on the hors catégorie Col d'Izoard) after surging clear of lone stage leader Darwin Atapuma (who was leading the stage solo by 1 min 45 sec with five kilometres to go) 800 metres 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.[9][10]

Barguil was thrown out the 2017 Vuelta a España by his Team Sunweb team after the end of Stage 7 and before the start of 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 2017 Vuelta a España were: his disagreement with the team over race goals and tactics; he wanted a free role to work for himself in the mountain stages (of the 2017 Vuelta a España) and that this had created several disagreements within the team; his refusal to obey team orders by not waiting for Wilco Kelderman after the Dutchman had a punctured tyre on stage 7 and lost time as a result of it.[11][12]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
4th Tour de Vallées
8th Overall Le Trophée Centre Morbihan
3rd La Melrandaise
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
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Paris–Tours Espoirs
3rd Overall Tour Alsace
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 13 & 16
4th Rund um Köln
8th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
9th Amstel Curaçao Race
6th Overall Tour of Beijing
8th La Drôme Classic
8th Strade Bianche
8th Overall Vuelta a España
9th Overall Volta a Catalunya
4th Road race, National Road Championships
8th International Road Cycling Challenge
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th Giro di Lombardia
9th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Milano–Torino
6th La Flèche Wallonne
8th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 13 & 18
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 9 & Overall

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 14 23 10
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 38 8 DNF DNF
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice 72 DNF 8
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya 9 17 22
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country DNF 20 DNF 16
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie DNF
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné 18 30
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse 30 12 3

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 29 34 6 38
Giro di Lombardia 47 36 20 8
Classic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Strade Bianche 8
Amstel Gold Race 72 15 45
La Flèche Wallonne DNF 23 26 9 6
Clásica de San Sebastián 9 54
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 9
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 27
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


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