Pinot aims for Tour de France-Vuelta double as Démare takes on Giro d'Italia

Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) in the points jersey at the 2019 Giro d'Italia
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Sprinter Arnaud Démare will once again miss out on the Tour de France, heading instead to the Giro d'Italia for the second season in a row, while Thibaut Pinot will head up Groupama-FDJ's team for the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, the team announced on Tuesday.

Last season, Démare won a stage of the Giro in Modena and battled Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) for the points classification, eventually missing out on taking home the cicliamino jersey by a slim 13 points.

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