Collective progress on Tirreno Adriatico
2nd on the GP La Marseillaise, 3rd on the Etoile de Bessèges, 4th on the Volta ao Algarve, Thibaut nailed it on the first races of the year. He started Tirreno-Adriatico with confidence, well surrounded by his team and especially the new recruit Sébastien Reichenbach. The mountain stage finally was cancelled but Séb managed to finish 4th of the general classification, Thibaut ended up 5th. The most outstanding fact was the 3rd position taken by the FDJ team on the team time trial, just behind the big favorites BMC and Etixx.