Gaudu fifth and focused at on-track Tour de France

PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES FRANCE JULY 08 David Gaudu of France and Team Groupama FDJ crosses the finish line during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 7 a 1763km stage from Tomblaine to La Super Planche des Belles Filles 1141m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 08 2022 in Planche des Belles Filles France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) heading toward the finish at the top of La Super Planche des Belles Filles on stage 7 of the Tour de France 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The first summit finish of the 2022 Tour de France and 25-year-old David Gaudu is so far living up to the hopes of his French team and nation, rising on the overall leader board as he stuck close to the top contenders in the climbing test.

“Eventually, it’s a good day,” said the Groupama-FDJ rider. “We are still on track for the goal we set ourselves, about 20 seconds off the podium.”

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.