Thibaut Pinot

The Secret Pro: Post-Tour crits, Worlds and the farce that is the IAAF

I’ve not written here since just after the Giro d’Italia, but I’ve been busy racing. Finding time and energy to knock one of these posts out has been tough. Now that things are in a building phase for me I have a few moments to let you know my thoughts on the Tour de France, […]


Pinot wins Tour stage 20 atop Alpe d’Huez, Froome loses more time but secures yellow

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – Thibault Pinot (FDJ) has won the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, climbing to victory atop Alpe d’Huez. Pinot held off a fast-finishing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to win the stage by 18 seconds having attacked from the second group on the road in the first half of the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Thibaut Pinot wins stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, takes overall lead; Lizzie Armitstead wins stage 1 of Aviva Women’s Tour, crashes out after finish; Roger Kluge wins Ster ZLM Toer prologue; UCI/CADF anti-doping whistleblower hotline in place; Peter Sagan won’t leave Tinkoff-Saxo before […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Degenkolb wins second consecutive Vuelta stage, Matthews retains overall lead; Ilya Davidenok wins stage 4 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez moves into the overall lead; Elisa Longo Borghini wins Trophee d’Or Feminin; Back-to-back stage wins for Mark Cavendish at Tour du Poitou-Charentes; Degenkolb […]


Pinot, Sagan far from Tour de France form at Vuelta a España

The teams of both Thibaut Pinot and Peter Sagan have commented on the disappointing performances of both riders thus far in the Vuelta a España, with each squad confirming that neither rider is in the same kind of form that the showed in this year’s Tour de France. Pinot had a career-best performance in the […]

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Overall victory for Tim Wellens at the Eneco Tour; Nairo Quintana wins Vuelta a Burgos after queen stage victory; Anna van der Breggen leads Rabo-Liv podium clean-sweep at Ladies Tour of Norway; Steven Kruijswijk wins Arctic Race of Norway; Start-to-finish victory for Claudia Lichtenberg at […]


Pinot chasing first victory of 2014 in Vuelta a España, but says he wants to ride race ‘for fun’

Tour de France podium finisher Thibaut Pinot has said that he is heading to the Vuelta a España with no pressure, but also made clear that he has a very important goal in mind. The Frenchman finished seventh overall last year and made further progress this season, taking third in the Tour de France. He […]

Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]


Stage 20 TT: riders behind Nibali set to battle for podium in Paris

Barring accident, first place in the Tour de France has already been settled prior to the stage 20 time trial. Vincenzo Nibali has more than seven minutes over his rivals and looks certain to become the first Italian victor in 16 years in Paris. He took an early advantage on stage two and has stomped […]

Former world number one Mottet optimistic about chances of French Tour win

Former top French professional Charly Mottet has hailed the strong performances of his compatriots in this year’s race, saying that he hopes France can take its first overall Tour win within the next few years. The 2014 edition has seen a number of strong performances by home riders. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Jean Christophe Peraud and […]