Pinot finds form and confidence with Tour de Suisse win as he zeroes in on Tour de France push with David Gaudu.
Speaking to L'Équipe, Gaudu said he and Pinot can share leadership duties without tension.
Belgian puts his arms in the air too early as Gaudu takes the stage.
Belgian keeps his favorite tag after coming through the first mountain finish
The French climber wins as Sergio Higuita and Tobias Foss crash in the final sprint.
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.
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, September 18.
Here's what Julian Alaphilippe, David Gaudu, Wilco Kelderman, and others said after stage 18 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Here's what Tadej Pogačar, David Gaudu, and others had to say after the summit finish on the Col du Portet.
Here's what Chris Froome, Michael Matthews, and others said after a cool and wet stage 17 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Groupama-FDJ to challenge with sprinter Arnaud Démare and climber David Gaudu, Bahrain Victorious look to carry 2021 momentum with Jack Haig, Sonny Colbrelli.
It has been 36 years since a French rider won the Tour de France, can the nation put a stop to the rut, or should it adjust its expectations?
This weekend's race saw the ever-versatile new generation of GC greats stealing the headlines.
David Gaudu finishes third in five-man sprint, Primož Roglič was dropped on final climb of the day.
Analysis: Why Primož Roglič was right to gift a win to David Gaudu in Itzulia Basque Country and beat Gino Mäder at Paris-Nice.
Tadej Pogačar on 'one of the most demanding stages I have ever done,' Primož Roglič on bouncing back from bad luck, and much more.
David Gaudu wins stage after long attack with Roglič and Hugh Carthy, overnight GC leader Brandon McNulty cracks mid-race to tumble out of GC.