Thibaut Pinot

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Thibaut Pinot
Thibaut Pinot CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Thibaut Pinot
Born (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 24)
Mélisey, Haute-Saône, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)[1]
Team information
Current team FDJ.fr
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2010– Française des Jeux
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2012)
Young rider classification (2014)
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.[2] He is rated as one of the most promising talents in French cycling, and won a mountain stage of the 2012 Tour de France, while competing as the youngest rider in the race.

Career[edit]

Pinot at the 2012 Tour de France.

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.[3] Despite being the youngest rider of the Tour,[4] 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.[5]

At the 2013 Tour de France, Pinot abandoned the race on stage 16. He rebounded from this disappointment to finish seventh overall in the Vuelta a España.

In the 2014 Tour de France, Pinot won the white jersey and the best young rider and finished in third place overall. He and Jean-Christophe Péraud became the first Frenchmen to make the podium of the Tour de France since 1997.

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st Overall Tour de Guadeloupe juniors
1st Drôme Provençal juniors
1st Challenge de l'est juniors
2008
1st Overall Tour de Haute-Saône
1st Overall Tour d'Ardèche Juniors
1st Savoyarde Juniors
2009
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
2010
1st Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
1st Mountains classification Paris–Corrèze
2011
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
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
9th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2012
1st Stage 5 Tour de l'Ain
10th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 8
2013
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
7th Overall Vuelta a España
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2014
3rd Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
9th Grand Prix de Wallonie[6]
10th Overall Tour de Romandie

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 10 WD 3
red jersey Vuelta 7 WD

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thibaut Pinot profile". 
  2. ^ "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pinot rides to glory in Porrentruy". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "The oldest starts the attacking; the youngest wins – Bravo Thibaut!". www.letour.fr. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.lefigaro.fr/cyclisme/2012/07/22/02007-20120722ARTSPO00117-vicement-2013.php
  6. ^ "Grand Prix de Wallonie 2014". cyclingnews.com. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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