Madiot hopeful Thibaut Pinot will start 2022 Tour de France

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) at the 2020 Tour de France
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Marc Madiot has indicated that he is hopeful Thibaut Pinot will take the start line at the Tour de France held next July.

The manager of Groupama-FDJ told French radio outlet RMC that the prospect of his rider competing in the event was promising but no confirmations had yet been determined.

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