Thibaut Pinot spotted with a new unreleased Lapierre at the Giro d'Italia

Thibaut Pinot appears to be riding what we suspect to be a new, custom painted Lapierre Aircode at the Giro d'Italia

Thibaut Pinot Lapierre

Thibaut Pinot's Lapierre Aircode 2 custom (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Thibaut Pinot's FDJ team bike at the Giro d'Italia would be appear to be a new model from the French brand Lapierre.

The likelihood is that the new bike is the Lapierre Aircode 2, which appeared on the UCI's approved frames list on the March 21, 2017.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.