Closing the gap: David Gaudu emerges from Paris-Nice more confident than ever before

The Groupama-FDJ rider finished second overall at the Race to the Sun, but gained more than just the result

David Gaudu
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David Gaudu has been the coming thing of French cycling for a few years now, the Groupama-FDJ rider being on the radar of cycling watchers since his third place at the UAE Tour four years ago. As his compatriot and teammate Thibaut Pinot has faded, the buck has passed to the Breton, the future hope of a nation desperate for GC success.

At Paris-Nice last week, the 26-year-old took another step forward, finishing on the podium in the starry company of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), the winners of the last three Tours de France collectively.

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