Pinot: I'm stronger in the head after last year's Tour de France

NICE FRANCE AUGUST 27 Thibaut Pinot of France Rudy Molard of France and Team Groupama FDJ during the Team Groupama FDJ Training TDF2020 LeTour on August 27 2020 in Nice France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Thibaut Pinot on a training ride with his Groupama-FDJ team in Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Thibaut Pinot has said that the tribulations of last year’s Tour de France have only made him stronger, and that he's embarking on this year’s race with a cool head and an absence of pressure. 

Pinot abandoned last year’s Tour in tears on stage 19 after suffering a still-mysterious thigh injury. He had dominated in the Pyrenees and had allowed himself to believe he could take the yellow jersey in the Alps and become the first French winner of the Tour in more than 30 years.

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