Rider Profile

Thibaut Pinot


Thibaut Pinot

Personal Details:

Nationality France
Date of birth 29/05/1990

Teams history:


French climbing star Thibaut Pinot, born May 29, 1990 in Lure, France, turned professional in 2010 with the Française des Jeux squad, claiming his first major result in his home region of the Vosges mountains with a stage victory in the Tour d'Alsace on the Ballon d'Alsace summit finish.

However, his breakthrough win came in 2012 when he soloed to victory in Porrentruy in the Tour de France. Showing a strong aptitude for stage racing, his next significant result came with a seventh place in the 2013 Vuelta a España, after a disappointing Tour de France.

Pinot's results continued to vary radically over the year in the Grand Tours, mixing dramatic abandons through illness or injury with a fourth place in the 2017 Giro d'Italia and a sixth place in the Vuelta a España in 2018. However,  his stand-out results overall have ended in abandons, such as in the 2018 Giro d'Italia when he was on the verge of claiming a podium, or even more notably in the 2019 Tour de France, where a victory on the Tourmalet was then followed by an abandon in the Alps.

Other notable mountain successes for Pinot include the Alpe d'Huez stage of the Tour in 2015, at Asiago in 2017 in the Giro d'Italia and at Lagos de Covadonga, home to some of the last wolves in western Europe, in the 2017 Vuelta a España. Pinot is also currently  the only French winner of Il Lombardia in the 21st century.

Key results

Winner of stage 20 of the 2015 Tour de France

Winner of stage 8 of the 2012 Tour de France

Winner of stage 20 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia

Winner of stages 15 and 19 of the 2018 Vuelta a España

Winner of 2018 Il Lombardia

Third overall and Best Young Rider in the 2014 Tour de France

Winner of two stages of the Tour de Suisse (2015, 2022)

Winner of two stages of the Tour de Romandie (2015, 2016)

Winner of 2018 Milano-Torino

Winner of 2018 Tour of the Alps, 2018

Winner of stage 6 of the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné

2016 French national time trial champion