Pinot begins 2021 season at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var

Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot is a big favourite to take a podium place at the 2020 Tour de France
Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot begins 2021 season at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Thibaut Pinot begins his 2021 season on Friday when he lines out at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var as part of a Groupama-FDJ squad that will be led by David Gaudu.

The roads of the Var are familiar to Pinot, who won a stage atop Mont Faron in 2019, but he said that he would ride in a supporting role in the three-day race this time around. He has not raced since he abandoned the Vuelta a España after two stages last October, when he was still suffering from a back injury sustained in his heavy crash on the opening stage of the Tour de France.

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