‘Losing time was an injustice, I wanted revenge’: Thibaut Pinot defiant after victory on Tourmalet at Tour de France

The French star said the win felt ‘magnificent, exceptional, magical’

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Thibaut Pinot was out for revenge on the summit of the Tourmalet after the "injustice" of losing time in crosswinds on stage 10 of the Tour de France.

The French star proved himself the strongest of the overall favourites on stage 14, as he powered away from his rivals 250 metres from the line to take stage victory and gain back some lost time.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.