As the Tour de France starts this Friday, French cyclist Romain Bardet is interviewed by schoolchildren at the microphone of franceinfo junior.
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For this 109th edition, the Tour de France starts in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Friday July 1st. On the starting line, there will be French people including Romain Bardet. Before the first stage, the athlete took the time to respond to the children of franceinfo junior, students from the dry tree school in Paris. To open the ball of questions, Mathis, 8, wants to know “why do people like the Tour de France?” A big party for the spectators, including the youngest, and an adventure, not always easy, for the runners, summarizes Romain Bardet. For her part, Mathilde wants to know what the cyclist does in the event of a problem, for example if “someone come help you”. She also wants to know if the athlete makes “breaks” to eat, for example.
Then comes the question of Adrien, 9 years old: “How long does a Tour de France event last?” At the microphone of the show, Mariema wants to know if it’s difficult to “ride a bike”. Mathide wonders again: “What led you to do this tour of France by bike?” The student also wonders if the “Tour de France was difficult”. The opportunity for the runner to talk about the risks of falling, abandonment and the problems that can occur.
On this page, re-listen in full to this franceinfo junior program where Romain Bardet answers children’s questions.