Thibaut Pinot suggests postponing retirement if he becomes French champion

Thibaut Pinot at the 2022 Tour de France
Thibaut Pinot at the 2022 Tour de France (Image credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT AFP via Getty Images)

Just a few days after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2023 season, Thibaut Pinot has backtracked slightly and left the door to 2024 ajar. 

The Frenchman has suggested that if he were to become the French national road race champion this summer, he could be tempted into racing for an extra half a season. 

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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.