Thibaut Pinot

Tour de France tech: Custom-painted frames for Pierre Rolland and Thibaut Pinot

LE CAVERNE DE PONT, France (CT) – Like other manufacturers, Lapierre and Cannondale spent time in the weeks before the Tour de France getting custom bikes ready for their sponsored teams: FDJ and Cannondale-Drapac respectively. As a result, Thibaut Pinot of FDJ and Pierre Rolland of Cannondale-Drapac have been kitted out with some of the …

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Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. …

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Chris Froome, daredevil descender? Defending champ solos to Tour de France stage win, maillot jaune

Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome put on a brilliant display of descending down the Col du Pyresourde to capture the eighth stage of the Tour de France Saturday in Bagnères-de-Luchon and, in the process, the maillot jaune of race leader. The Team Sky leader was unable to open a gap on the climb, so he instead …

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Video highlights from the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné

Traditionally, the Criterium du Dauphiné is a rehearsal for the Tour de France. This 68th edition was no exception, and ended with a Tour de France winner, Chris Froome (Sky), who earned his third victory in the event. It all started in Les Gets where Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) used his pure climbing skills to master the uphill prologue; 3.9 km …

Pinot grabs French win on queen stage of Critérium du Dauphiné

After a couple of days of quieter performances, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) showed he is on course for a strong Tour de France when he won the penultimate stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. The Frenchman outsprinted compatriot Romain Bardet (Ag2r la Mondiale) to the line at Méribel, with these two being the lone survivors of …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan takes first victory as world champion, wins Gent-Wevelgem; Nairo Quintana wins Volta a Catalunya as Tsatevich scoops final stage; Pinot takes two stage wins and final overall classification in Critérium International; Cycling therapy in Gent-Wevelgem, where Chantal Blaak takes her second Women’s WorldTour race; Pirazzi …

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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