'I’ve no intention of sitting up and losing time' – David Gaudu targets dream Tour de France podium spot

David Gaudu
David Gaudu (Image credit: Getty Images)

The leading local contender for the Tour de France, David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) has said that he will be riding the upcoming Grand Boucle without any specific targets on the GC classification.

The Groupama-FDJ racer was the best-placed Tour finisher for the host nation in both of the last two editions, placing ninth in 2023 and fourth in 2022.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.