Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot and his goats have a casualwear range

Thibaut Pinot – the tragic hero of every French July since about 2014 – is known for many things. A Byronic charisma. A smouldering intensity. Very bad luck as a bicyclist. But of all the things about Pinot, one of the most surprising – and charming – is his collection...
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Thibaut Pinot hopes to remain a Grand Tour contender at Giro d’Italia

Thibaut Pinot will return to the Giro d’Italia this season in the hopes that he can bounce back as Grand Tour contender. “If all goes well in the Tour de France, it’s the race you want to be in but when it’s the opposite it’s where you don’t want to be,” Pinot told L’Équipe. The Frenchman spoke about his decision not to ride the Tour de France in 2021, a tough decision for Groupama-FDJ’s management team. As a French team with French sponsors, the Tour de France is Groupama-FDJ’s biggest event of the year, think a month-long Superbowl in the USA.
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Thibaut Pinot out of the Tour de France but not out of favor at Groupama-FDJ

Thibaut Pinot may be riding on Italian roads in 2021, but his French team has got his back. Groupama-FDJ confirmed Tuesday that its long-standing focal point would be bypassing the Tour de France for just the second time in his career, instead turning his eye toward the Giro d’Italia. In Pinot’s absence, fast-finishing Frenchman Arnaud Démare will be taking the reins at the team in this summer’s Tour in what makes for a rare shift in approach for the French squad.