Tour de France

Groupama-FDJ

Groupama-FDJ has quietly become one of the strongest grand tour squads in the peloton.

Team Info

Flag of France

Country
France
UCI Rankings
12th
Team Manager
Marc Madiot
Year Founded
1997
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2019
Type of Sponsor
Insurance giant and French national lottery
3
Tour stage wins by Thibaut Pinot
3
top Tour GC finish by Pinot (2014)
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
William Bonnet (F) 37 0 9 99 (2008)
David Gaudu (F) 23 0 2 13 (2019)
Stefan Küng (Swi) 26 0 3 53 (2018)
Matthew Ladagnous (F) 35 0 7 71 (2015)
Rudy Molard (F) 30 0 5 33 (2019)
Thibaut Pinot (F) 30 3 7 3 (2014)
Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) 31 0 3 14 (2016)
Valentin Madouas (F) 23 0 0 N/A

Equipment

Bicycle: Lapierre
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Shimano
Clothing: Alé

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.

Our take

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.