FDJ places hopes in Thibault Pinot for 2013 Tour de France
Freshly minted French national champion Arthur Vichot will join predecessor Nacer Bouhanni on FDJ’s squad for the 2013 Tour de France.
This will be Vichot’s third Tour, while Bouhanni will be making his debut.
The team’s strategy is focused on Thibaut Pinot, who won a stage and finished 10th overall last year in his first Tour. Fourth in the Tour de Suisse, Pinot will count on help from Arnold Jeannesson and Tour debutant Alexandre Geniez in the mountains.
Also making the team is Pierrick Fedrigo, who has four stage wins to his credit. He and Bouhanni will be supported in the sprints by William Bonnet and Murilo Fischer.
Veteran and three-time stage winner Sandy Casar did not make the team.
FDJ for the 2013 Tour de France
Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
William Bonnet (FRA)
Murilo Fischer (BRA)
Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA)
Alexandre Geniez (FRA)
Arnold Jeannesson (FRA)
Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
Jérémy Roy (FRA)
Arthur Vichot (FRA)