Gaudu happy to keep learning from Pinot as right-hand man at Tour de France

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Groupama-FDJ's David Gaudu says that he'll be ready to once again act as his team leader Thibaut Pinot's right-hand man in the mountains at this year's Tour de France, but that the season will, hopefully, still be long, which means also concentrating on the races that come before and after the Tour – including the possible chance to lead the team at the Vuelta a España at the end of the season.

Twenty-three-year-old Gaudu rode strongly in support of Pinot at last year's race, when Pinot was poised in fifth place overall but was forced to pull out through injury just two days out from Paris. Now, another year older, wiser and probably stronger, Gaudu feels as though he can be even more useful to his more experienced teammate.

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