April 14, 2024

Gaudu, the big announcement

He was the most eagerly awaited. But David Gaudu’s 9th-place finish in the Tour de France was something of a disappointment for the Groupama-FDJ team, while Thibaut Pinot’s 5th-place finish and best climber jersey in the Giro, and the red jersey worn by Lenny Martinez in the Vuelta, boosted the team’s record in the major tours.

It’s still pretty decent, sums up Marc Madio…

He was the most eagerly awaited. But David Gaudu’s 9th-place finish in the Tour de France was something of a disappointment for the Groupama-FDJ team, while Thibaut Pinot’s 5th-place finish and best climber jersey in the Giro, and the red jersey worn by Lenny Martinez in the Vuelta, boosted the team’s record in the major tours.

It’s still pretty decent, sums up Marc Madiot in an interview with Cyclism’Actu. We’ve had leader’s jerseys just about everywhere. Maybe the Tus than in previous years. The Tour de France wasn’t catastrophic, but it wasn’t exceptional either. While not great, he still managed to finish in the top 10 and top Frenchman. That shows that when he’s at 100%, he can play at a very, very high level, and conversely, even when he’s not at the top, he’s still there. So there’s a certain stability of level about him that allows us to look ahead to 2024 with a certain amount of certainty and confidence. I’m convinced he’s going to have a great season, says Madiot.

14725iger first, observes Madiot. But we haven’t done the programs yet, and we’re going to work on them during the course in Calpe. It’s clear that the whole team wants to have a great season, culminating in the Tour de France.