What to know
Thibaut Pinot mounted the most serious challenge to Team Ineos’ dominance during the 2019 Tour de France, and unfortunately a knee injury knocked him out of the race just before the finale. Pinot is back in 2020 and is again looking to challenge Ineos. The Tour route favors his climbing prowess, and the lack of a flat individual time trial erases his weakness. Groupama-FDJ have crafted a strong team to back Pinot with climbing sensations David Gaudu and Sébastien Reichenbach, and diesel powerhouse Stefan Küng at the fore. Groupama-FDJ has quietly become one of the strongest grand tour squads in the peloton.
Are you looking for a rider to take down Ineos? Look no further than Thibaut Pinot. Sure, he’s inconsistent at the Tour, but the explosive Frenchman is the only climber who can dart away from Bernal, Thomas, and perhaps even Froome. If Pinot stays healthy, he could mount the most serious challenge to Ineos.