Thibaut Pinot could target Tour, Olympics and Worlds triple in 2020

The Frenchman's team are confident he can reproduce the strong form he showed at the 2019 Tour

Thibaut Pinot at the 2020 Tour de France route presentation (Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

After the upsetting scenes when France's great hope for their first Tour de France win since 1985 climbed into the back of his team car just as he was about to launch his assault on the overall classification, Thibaut Pinot is making up for lost time.

The stars have aligned next year for riders inclined to going up hills, as alongside a gradient-laden Tour mountainous courses have been chosen for both the Olympic road race and the UCI Road World Championships in Switzerland.

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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