Pinot at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.
|Full name||Thibaut Pinot|
29 May 1990 |
Mélisey, Haute-Saône, France
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)|
|2010–||Française des Jeux|
|Infobox last updated on
4 May 2014
Thibaut Pinot (born 29 May 1990 in Mélisey, Haute-Saône) is a French professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam FDJ.fr. He is rated as one of the most promising talents in French cycling, and won a mountain stage of the 2012 Tour de France, despite being the youngest rider in the race.
Pinot, aged 22 was the youngest rider in the 2012 Tour de France. He took a prestigious victory on the eighth stage from Belfort to Porrentruy, which comprised seven categorized climbs including the Category 1 Col de la Croix, where he passed Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) shortly before the summit. He then negotiated the descent and the flat portion of road before the finish situated 16 km from the climb. He held on to his lead over the chasing group which included some of the Tour's General Classification contenders despite the head wind, being frantically encouraged by his team manager, Marc Madiot. He crossed the line alone with an advantage of 26 seconds over the chasers. Despite being the youngest rider of the Tour, he managed to finish 10th overall in the general classification. At 22 years and 54 days, he became the youngest rider to finish in the top 10 since Raymond Impanis in 1947, who was then 21 years and 8 months old.
At the 2013 Tour de France, Pinot abandoned the race on stage 16. After a disappointing tour, he finished 7th overall in the Vuelta a España.
- 1st Overall Tour de Guadeloupe juniors
- 1st Drôme Provençal juniors
- 1st Challenge de l'est juniors
- 1st Overall Tour de Haute-Saône
- 1st Overall Tour d'Ardèche Juniors
- 1st Savoyarde Juniors
- 1st Overall Tour de la vallée d'Aoste
- 1st Stage 3 Tour des Pays de Savoie
- 1st Tour du Canton de Mareuil Verteillac
- 1st Grand Prix de la ville de Delle
- 1st Overall Tour d'Alsace
- 1st Stage 5
- 1st Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
- 1st Stage 1
- Tour de l'Ain
- 1st Stages 2 & 4
- 2nd Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
- 3rd Tre Valli Varesine
- 3rd Overall Tour of Turkey
- 7th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
- 9th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
- 4th Overall Tour de Suisse
- 6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 7th Overall Vuelta a España
- 8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress
- "Thibaut Pinot profile".
- "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- "Pinot rides to glory in Porrentruy". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "The oldest starts the attacking; the youngest wins – Bravo Thibaut!". www.letour.fr. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
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