Frenchman still searching for form, says he was far from his usual level on Wednesday.
The last time France had a winless Tour was 1999. It’s not too late to triumph and there’s plenty of reasons behind it. Gaudu, Bardet and Madiot chime in.
Fans’ favorite racing back into form
Tadej Pogačar retains his grip on the yellow jersey as Thibaut Pinot falls short in emotional chase.
‘In the heat of the moment, I took a fist to the face’: Thibaut Pinot on his Tour de France day from hell
Two crashes and a punch to the face: Pinot looks to better days after rough stage for Groupama-FDJ as David Gaudu crashes.
The Groupama-FDJ star was forced to stop from the impact before chasing back after unfortunate incident.
Pinot finds form and confidence with Tour de Suisse win as he zeroes in on Tour de France push with David Gaudu.
Pinot climbs to biggest win since 2019 Tour de France, Higuita and Geraint Thomas sit in pole position for GC ahead of final TT.
Speaking to L'Équipe, Gaudu said he and Pinot can share leadership duties without tension.
French hope back on track after emotional win at Tour of the Alps, but isn't ready to take on the GC challenge at the Tour de France.
‘Now we can see he’s capable of a regular level, so he’s slowly returning to his top shape, step by step,’ says Groupama FDJ director.
'There’s perspective nowadays and whatever comes along he’ll deal with it,' writes York as Pinot builds towards the Tour de France in Romandie.
Pinot and Bardet end years of hurt with stage win and GC victory at Tour of the Alps to rekindle hopes of long-expecting French fans.
Tour of the Alps: Thibaut Pinot rides to stage 5 win from two-man break, Romain Bardet takes overall
Romain Bardet earned the win for the top place in the general classification on final day of racing.
French star's winless streak that dates back to 2019 continues after he was reeled in under the red kite.
The Roglič-riddle, cobblestone consternation, Lefevere-unplugged and more – the upcoming Tour de France series has stories-galore.
The French climber struggled with back pain for nearly two years but says he's felt the best he has since the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné after a strong showing at Tirreno-Adriatico.
French star tiptoeing back into the limelight with hopes of hitting peak form later this summer.
Close to the best climbers — but not yet one of them at the French stage race — Thibaut Pinot and his team are taking a long-term perspective.
French stage racing season kicks off at the five-day event where Ineos Grenadiers, EF Education and Groupama-FDJ bring strong teams.
Pinot will be joined by David Gaudu, Stefan Küng and Michael Storer at the Tour, Démare and Attila Valter go to the Giro as Groupama-FDJ sets schedules.
'There are obvious failures' — team director Yvon Madiot delivers brutally honest assessment as French squad suffers without Thibaut Pinot.
Groupama-FDJ boss says he's hopeful Thibaut Pinot is ready for Tour de France return, but questions the presence of cobblestones in the route.
VN news ticker: Patrick Lefevere compares Sam Bennett’s move to Bora to victims of domestic abuse; Thibaut Pinot confirms return to racing
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VN news ticker: Dutch announce all-star Olympic team for women; Wout van Aert recovering from appendectomy
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This weekend's race saw the ever-versatile new generation of GC greats stealing the headlines.
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Groupama-FDJ to decide whether or not Thibaut Pinot will race the Giro d'Italia next month.
VN news ticker: La Course to start a day earlier, former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman appeals ban
Here's what's making headlines on Thursday, April 22.
Giro d'Italia stars rev engines, Chris Froome and Thibaut Pinot need to confirm, Dan Martin on the pivot – there's a lot to watch in the Alps this week.
VN news ticker: USA Cycling cancels collegiate spring national championships, Star-studded start list at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Spanish grand tour features more chances for sprinters, a closing-day time trial, and the 'cousin of the Angliru' at Gamoniteiru.
We discuss whether the 365-day demands on world-class riders is becoming too much for individuals to manage.
French star believes there is 'cycling at two speeds' in lengthy interview with L'Equipe.
Five-stage race returns after taking a pause in 2020, with Vincenzo Nibali, Simon Yates, Thibaut Pinot, Tao Geoghegan Hart likely to start.
Team management continues to believe in Pinot as balance of power tilts toward Arnaud Démare at Groupama-FDJ.
Five-time Tour de France winner still doesn't see a French winner anytime soon.
From the Mur de Bretagne to the vineyard time trial, riders and staffers break down the key things to know about next year's race.
Frenchman turned around a disappointing Vuelta for Groupama-FDJ with mountaintop victory Saturday.
Thibaut Pinot puts end to disappointing 2020 grand tour season with early exit from Vuelta a España.
VeloNews looks at how a lack of any single dominant team is shaping this year's race, balancing riders in two grand tours, and how long João Almeida will remain the current race leader.
Slovenian star's pathway toward Tour victory has come through a cocktail of strength, robustness, tactical savvy, and the touch of lady luck.
Rest-day scans reveal Frenchman avoided fractures in the opening-day crash that halted his yellow jersey ambitions.
Can one of France's current riders ever win the Tour de France? And how has the racing shutdown impacted tactics at the 2020 Tour de France? Let's roundtable!
With Pinot and Alaphilippe out of contention, nation's yellow jersey hopes rest on pair of dark horses.
Can Yates hold his lead through to the rest day Monday? What's next for Pinot? And who scored a victory in the GC bunch? Time for some takes!
How did GC favorites like Adam Yates, Egan Bernal, Primož Roglič, and others fare during Saturday's Pyrénéan test of the Tour de France? We break down the good and bad news for the key players.
British rider holds on to GC lead after withstanding a series of attacks through final 20km, Pinot cracks and sheds 25 minutes in GC standings.
French star could not match pace in first stage in Pyrenees to drop out of contention.
Will Peter Sagan win a stage? Which second-tier contender has the best chance to win the GC? Let's roundtable!
Once the course hit the more heavily populated Rhône Valley, the public showed en force to show their affection for the Tour.
Our third Active Pass roundtable features reader questions about tire choice. And, which French rider is best suited to win the 2020 Tour de France? We want your questions, so please submit them at the bottom of the story.
Peloton rolled out for day in the mountains clad in bandages and nursing bruises after traumatic Tour opener.
Lotto-Soudal left reeling after two key stage-hunters forced out of race, Groupama-FDJ hit by wave of injuries.
In his first Tour de France diary, Andrew Hood muses about the rain and crashes, and laments the loss of the prologue at this year's race.
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Thibaut Pinot was annoyed but unscathed after crashing with 3km to go during Saturday's stage 1 of the 2020 Tour de France.
Crashes, mid-race neutralizations and a dark-horse winner are the talking points in our Tour stage 1 roundtable. Let's get some takes!
Norwegian veteran wins opening sprint in Nice after heavy rain and technical parcours leads to handfuls of crashes.
Frenchman stronger and more confident after dramatic abandon in last year's race.
Let's get hyped for the Tour! Who's realistically going to win this unprecedented post-COVID race, and who does our heart want to win? And what other storylines are we excited about?
Frenchman takes solace in positive signs before Tour de France while Quintana and Landa both struggled in frantic final stage.
Young Coloradan wins mountainous stage after attacking from elite escape group, Martínez takes overall for EF Pro Cycling after Roglič did not start.
The French rider crossed the line eight seconds down on stage-winner Roglič and slotted into second place in the overall.
Team boss forecasts further dominance by Dutch squad at Dauphiné; Pinot rallies after dissapointment at cancelation of Swiss worlds.
With every team's Tour de France leader set to line up at this week's mountainous Dauphiné, there will be plenty to look out for.
Pinot, Bardet search for signs of encouragement after Ineos takes control of Occitanie.
Four-stage French race starting Saturday draws packed lineup as Tour de France preparations get underway.
Groupama-FDJ splits into three groups for final training camps, with Tour unit based in northern Alps.
French directors believe tensions in Team Ineos could open opportunities for rivals to exploit.
Frenchman to follow light pre-Tour de France schedule to save bullets for challenge at Vuelta a España in fall.