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Domestique has his day as Armirail claims unexpected Giro d’Italia lead

Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ) celebrates taking over the Giro d

On the eve of his Tour de France debut in 2021, Bruno Armirail was under no illusions about the place he occupied in the cosmos of a sport where lightyears have traditionally divided the stars from the water carriers.

“A cycling team is a bit like a factory: there’s a hierarchy and if someone isn’t made to be a boss, it’s best that he never becomes one,” Armirail told L’Équipe back then. “Me, I like my status as an équipier. I take a lot of pride in it.”

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