The Groupama-FDJ rider from Luxembourg was overcome with emotions when he finished his first Tour de France last year.
As the popular climber races his final Tour de France, we explore Pinot's bittersweet sporting trajectory of 'death and resurrection', and how he enchanted a nation.
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Gaudu sets French hopes aflame after delivering biggest week of his life and stepping closer to Pogačar, Vingegaard at Paris-Nice.
Gaudu says he and Démare are 'on a crusade' and that he doesn't want the sprinter at the Tour de France. He later apologizes.
The Frenchman will hang up his racing wheels after 14 years in the peloton.
The French squad has one of the biggest kit design departures from previous seasons so far.
The Groupama-FDJ rider won the Canadian national title in 2018, and will bow out at Québec on Friday and Montréal on Sunday.
Stewart rides aggressively in first grand tour, sets teammate up for red jersey.
Fresh off his first pro win, the Groupama-FDJ youngster is a potential outsider for punchy sprint finishes.
Several teams were interested in snapping up the Swiss time trialist but the French team held onto him in the end.
Promising British sprinter hits winner's circle after fighting back Crohn's disease diagnosis in the winter.
Mathieu van der Poel isn't the only 'superstar grandson' racing in the WorldTour.
Swiss rider had drawn major interest from several rival WorldTour teams.
Here's where things stand in the races for yellow, green, white, and KoM jerseys after 19 stages of this year's Tour.
Küng is one of the most sought after riders on the WorldTour transfer market.
Groupama-FDJ leader saves best till last and is on track for France’s best Tour finish since 2017 after putting more than two minutes into rival Quintana.
Frenchman still searching for form, says he was far from his usual level on Wednesday.
David Gaudu in fierce fight for fourth at Tour de France: ‘Quintana didn’t give me a turn, he attacked me’
Four seconds separate the Groupama-FDJ climber from his Colombian rival ahead of stage 18. For Gaudu, the mental side is crucial.
Groupama-FDJ leader looking to win back time in the mountains which suit his characteristics.
Fans’ favorite racing back into form
Groupama-FDJ underdog on his happiness at lying fifth, heatwave-beating sauna sessions, and Alpine ardor
‘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.
Groupama-FDJ rider says that he acted in the 'heat of the moment' but asserts that his action was not 'violent.'
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.
The Hungarian almost crashed after missing corner in the final meters of stage 19.
Arnaud Démare dismayed at final Giro d’Italia sprint: ‘Quick-Step helped us but other sprint teams held back’
Groupama-FDJ sprinter mixes disappointment at not being able to sprint and pride in his team for its efforts in failed stage 18 chase.
The Frenchman took his third stage victory of the race after the break was caught in a dramatic last-gasp effort.
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.
'When you touch the bottom you only have more ground to jump back up,' says Jacopo Guarnieri.
Giro d’Italia stage 11 preview: Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan, and Arnaud Démare return to center stage
The Giro’s leading sprinters will have their sights set on victory in Reggio Emilia six days after Scalea matchup.
Sprint stars go shoulder to shoulder in an exciting finale that nearly saw a crash on the front of the race.
‘With 120km to go, we were wondering if we would wake up in time for the finale.’ Démare emerges from slumber to deliver sizzling sprint victory.
Juan Pedro López continued in the overall race leader's jersey after lone rider breakaway.
Groupama-FDJ sprinter distanced Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan mid-stage, dropped Mathieu van der Poel in traffic, and bested Fernando Gaviria at the line.
A complete Shimano build with two common WorldTour tweaks.
Groupama-FDJ help tow the big French sprinter over the stage's hard climb that proved too much for several key rivals.
Frenchman takes top honors as Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan get distanced on day's climb.
Groupama-FDJ took a true gang of giants to the Giro to launch Arnaud Démare to sprint success. The problem with being massive? All those mountains.
‘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.
Paris-Roubaix's third-place finisher has a unique solution to Shimano's 12-speed power-meter shortage.
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Next up for the Groupama-FDJ rider is Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday.
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.
Young Brit says he’s making mistakes but already gaining vital experience after stepping up from French squad’s Conti feeder team.
The French climber wins as Sergio Higuita and Tobias Foss crash in the final sprint.
Cofidis produce 'perfect team performance' after accusations of being too passive on the wind-hit previous stage.
Vuelta a España KoM and double stage-winner fitting in well at French team after departure from Team DSM.
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.
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.
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Jacopo Guarnieri is a hugely successful leadout man for Arnaud Démare but he also balances his life as a rider with life as a single parent.
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?
Stefan Küng held onto the overall lead by just one second over world champion Julian Alaphilippe
The Canadian's passion for good food and wine gives him an outlet after a string of injuries and illnesses.
2021 Giro d’Italia stage 7: Caleb Ewan scores second win in three days with long-range, uphill sprint
No change to GC with Attila Valter—the first Hungarian to lead a grand tour— leading with Remco Evenepoel and Egan Bernal in second and third places.
From Peter Sagan and his stage win hunt, to Ineos Grenadiers' search for victory, to a Groupama-FDJ without Thibaut Pinot, here are some of the key Giro d'Italia storylines.
Groupama-FDJ to decide whether or not Thibaut Pinot will race the Giro d'Italia next month.
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With a bold, outspoken attitude and a run of top results in his neo-pro year, the 21-year-old Brit is bigger than his altercation with Nacer Bouhanni.
Miles Scotson, also of Groupama-FDJ, retains the overall lead.
Here's what's making the headlines on Tuesday, April 13.
Jake Stewart may not be a name you're all too familiar with, at least until he was pushed into a barrier by Nacer Bouhanni.
Tadej Pogačar seals overall win of the ‘Race of Two Seas’ with a fourth-place finish on the final stage.
New aero-looking model features MIPS Spherical, will perhaps replace the Vanquish.
The 24-year-old Frenchman is readying to co-lead at Paris-Nice for Groupama-FDJ alongside Arnaud Démare.