Going down in the Tour de France history
Only 22 years old, Thibaut demonstrated great maturity for a first attendance to the biggest cycling event in the world. His convincing Tour of Switzerland had awarded him a last minute spot in the team. He spread his insouciance all over the race during three weeks. He won a stage in Porrentruy, Switzerland, that day marked his sporting birth on the Grande Boucle. As he never hesitated to struggle with the Wiggins-Froome duo, he grabbed great results in La Toussuire (2nd) and Peyragudes (4th). He finished 10th of the overall classification in Paris, erasing Raymond Impanis from the history books. He became the youngest rider to secure an overall top-10 since 1947.