Two very similar weekends in a row for Thibaut Pinot!
Second last week for the season opening at the GP La Marseillaise, the FDJ rider finished second once again yesterday in the final stage of the Etoile de Bessèges, a time trial of 12 kms.
This result took him to the 3rd place in the overall classification behind Jérome Coppel (IAM), impressive winner of the time trial yesterday, and Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal). Pinot confirmed on this occasion that he’s in very good shape for this start of the season, and also that he is already comfortable on his new Aerostorm DRS. A very good sign for his 2016 goals: the Tour de France and the Olympics, where he would have the opportunity to race in the road race and the time trial.
Arthur Vichot also excelled himself by finishing 3rd in the 3rd stage, 7th on the time trial and the 5th in the final overall classification.