Pinot bounces back from crosswinds calamity with strong Tour de France time trial

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) might have cracked. He has been open about the pressure he has felt at the Tour de France in previous years, and how the psychological burden has, at times, been too great to bear. After a dream start to the 2019 Tour was derailed by a devastating day in the crosswinds, it was far from a given that he would bounce back.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.