Thibaut Pinot: Giro d'Italia pink jersey is the only thing missing in my career

LEGNANO ITALY OCTOBER 04 Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Groupama FDJ competes in the breakaway during the 102nd Coppa Bernocchi 2021 a 19715km race from Legnano to Legnano USLegnanese1913 CoppaBernocchi on October 04 2021 in Legnano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Thibaut Pinot in action at the late season Coppa Bernocchi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Thibaut Pinot has revealed that wearing the leader's pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia is the final achievement he wants to check off his career wishlist.

The Frenchman could possibly return to the Giro this season having previously competed at the race in 2017, where he finished fourth, and 2018, where he abandoned on the penultimate day suffering with a fever and dehydration.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix