David Gaudu apologises after lashing out at Arnaud Démare in leaked online chat

David Gaudu (L) alongside Arnaud Demare
David Gaudu (L) alongside Arnaud Demare (Image credit: Getty Images)

David Gaudu has apologised after criticising his Groupama-FDJ teammate, Arnaud Démare, in an online chatroom conversation that was leaked on Wednesday night. 

David Gaudu, a regular on the video streaming channel Twitch, was exchanging text-based messages on the Discord platform last week and revealed tensions between himself and Démare, stating openly that he didn't want the French sprinter to join him at this year's Tour de France. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.