Thibaut Pinot Puts On The White Jersey

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Thibaut Pinot struck the first significant blow to his best young rider rival Romain Bardet as the Tour de France reached the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Bardet had started the day in third place in the overall standings and wearing the white jersey of the Tour's best young rider. But by the end of the longest … [Read more...]

French Hopes Dashed As Thibaut Pinot Abandons

VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, France, July 16, 2013 - French hopes of seeing a home stage winner on the Tour de France were hit on Tuesday when climbing specialist Thibaut Pinot pulled out before the start of the 16th stage. The Francaise des Jeux rider, who won the stage to Porrentruy and finished 10th overall on his debut last year, has been suffering from a throat infection in recent days. … [Read more...]

Wiggins Defends Yellow Jersey As Tour Pup Pinot Triumphs

Pinot Wins Stage 8 On His Maiden Voyage

by Justin Davis PORRENTRUY, Switzerland, July 8, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins defended the Tour de France yellow jersey on the race's second climbing day after seeing his lead come under attack for the first time Sunday. Frenchman Thibaut Pinot of FDJ won the eighth stage, his maiden win coming an an enforced debut, after 157.5 km of racing over several short but … [Read more...]