Every Tour has its earworm and this year’s nifty little number, Tibopino, is out there on YouTube, dedicated to France’s Tour hero Thibaut Pinot. Year after year since the late Laurent Fignon’s runner-up placing to Greg LeMond in 1989, French hopes have been raised, then abruptly shattered. Barring a highly improbable turn of events, 36 years of French frustration in the men’s Tour is about to become 37. A stage win is his ambition, too. In 2022 it will be 30 years since the final stage win for Fignon, the last Frenchman to look remotely like a Tour overall winner.
Source: The Guardian July 03, 2022 07:36 UTC