Tour De France: Gaudu, Kung To Support Pinot In Groupama-Fdj's Squad

Thibaur Pinot in the Dauphine peloton during stage 3

Groupama-FDJ has selected a proven team of seven riders to support Thibaut Pinot for the Tour de France. Pinot won the Tour de l'Ain and Tour du Haut Var this season, and, as a former podium finisher in 2014, has made the Tour de France his major focus for the year after skipping the race last season. Directeur sportif Yvon Madiot introduced the team in a press release, calling Pinot a "relentless fighter". "We are expecting to see Thibaut fighting with the best at the most intense moments," Madiot said. "I want to see an aggressive rider. I am expecting the Thibaut Pinot who thrives on great attacks in the mountains. This way, by being an attacker, the general classification will come automatically." Key to Pinot's challenge for the podium will be David Gaudu, winner of the best young rider's jersey in the Tour de Romandie, and new recruit Stefan ...

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