2013/2014 has basically been a "We Can Rebuild Him" period for Thibaut Pinot. France 2 had ALL TEH training montage (but not of Pinot punching a frozen cow carcass). Here’s Pinot on the floor getting a feel for the TT position.
Guy on the left is Pinot’s brother, who is one of his trainers.
Remember how Thibaut Pinot was going to drive a race car to get over the fear of speed in descending?
It was way more BADASS than you could imagine. He raced a car at night on a snowy course.
LOL if only Google knew about this…
After a mediated handshake, not much seems open for discussion regarding the incident in which Michael Albasini used a racial slur against Kévin Reza. Albasini clarified his unrepeatable remark as a misunderstanding under duress of being in a breakaway. Alas, the Albasini test for racism would be: work your heart rate up to Zone 4 or 5, say some ethnic slurs, then figure out if you mean it or if you are just stressed. What a crock of bullshit! That the almighty ASO actually involved itself to resolve the situation indicates how the Tour de France org feared the incident may blow up and tarnish the event.