French fans are celebrating Bastille Day with Alaphilippe in the yellow jersey and Pinot moving up.
Top riders Thibaut Pinot and Marcel Kittel blast their former teammate who was ensnared in recent doping sting in Austria.
The 28-year-old raced to victory in the season's final monument over the weekend.
Frenchman caps a rollercoaster season with his "most beautiful victory"
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) took an impressive victory in the final monument of the year, dropping fellow leader Vicenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the penultimate climb before soloing to the win. The Italian held on for second after being caught and then attacking the chasers in the final kilometers, with Dylan Teuns (BMC) taking third. “It’s huge, it’s […]
The Frenchman said he is using the Vuelta as a springboard to getting into top form for the worlds road race.
Two of the riders chasing overall victory at the Vuelta a España lost nearly two minutes in Thursday's crosswinds.
Pinot will lead Groupama-FDJ at the Vuelta, and he'll ride on with the team into 2019 and 2020.