Marc Madiot blog: Hospital visits and fears for the future

Paris - Nice 2020 - 78th Edition - video conference - 08/03/2020 - Marc Madiot (FRA - Groupama - FDJ) - photo Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2020
Groupama-FDJ boss Marc Madiot (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Let's start on a good note: David Gaudu is going pretty well. After the first rest day he's in the top 10 overall. He has positioned himself among the Tour de France GC contenders and also as our team leader. I'm curious to see what he'll deliver in the next two weeks.

He suffered a bit at the end of stage 9 to Tignes but that was mainly because of the bad weather conditions. He doesn't doubt himself and I'm not worried for him at all. He has a lot more to show. However, he might be a bit too well-placed overall to get the green light to break away like he did at La Vuelta last year.

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The irrepressible FDJ team manager Marc Madiot brings his unrestrained opinions and insights to Cyclingnews, giving our English-speaking readers a glimpse inside the culture of the French team, and French cycling.