Thibaut Pinot during the Tour de France 2019. - Christophe Ena / AP / SIPA
Thibaut Pinot will end his career where he started it. To Groupama-FDJ. Not many people doubted it, but the person concerned endorsed it by extending his contract by three years - like Arnaud Démare, David Gaudu and Stefan Küng. “The years go by but the desire remains the same. I haven't finished writing my story with [this team], ”the runner, who just celebrated his 30th birthday, tweeted this Thursday.
The years pass but the desire remains the same. I haven't finished writing my story with @GroupamaFDJ
2021 - 2022 - 2023 ✒✅
But before, 2020 👀 See you
"There is no other team where I would be as fulfilled and happy," he then explained in an interview with the Parisian . In the prime of life, Pinot has a well-established plan for the next few years: "I believe that after the next three years, I will reorient myself into a Thomas Voeckler-like role at the end of his career. A kind of free electron and captain of the road to transmit my experience to young people. I want to end up on a bike with less pressure and more fun. But during these three years, I want to win the best races. "
At the forefront of these most beautiful races, there is of course the Tour de France. Forced to a heartbreaking retirement last year when he had legs of fire, the Franc-Comtois, which will surely resume on the Route de l'Occitanie in early August before testing on the Dauphiné (August 12-16), "No longer afraid" of his ambitions.
"By the end, I know, it is written: there will still be suffering but also moments of joy and victories," he said. What I want [for the next edition] is that on the morning of the penultimate stage, at the time of La Planche-des-Belles-Filles, I am in the position to experience the best moment of my career. And so do we! Strongly September.
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