'If we were in a football match, it'd be 1-0 at half-time': Thibaut Pinot ready to fight back at Tour de France

Pinot and Groupama-FDJ boss Marc Madiot say race is far from over despite setback on stage 10

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The 2019 Tour de France is far from over, in fact, if it was half-time in a football match the score would be 1-0 for Team Ineos over Thibaut Pinot's Groupama-FDJ team, says boss Marc Madiot.

The Frenchman, third in the 2014 Tour, and the team spoke on the first rest day. It was 24 hours after stage 10, where he lost 1-40 minutes to Geraint Thomas and others in the crosswinds to Albi.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.