Youngest winner of the Giro Della Valle D’Aosta
Winning the Giro Della Valle D’aosta, one of the top u23 mountain races, is a great performance. Doing it at 19 had never happened. Thibaut accomplished it in 2009 with the French team’s jersey he had already wore on the Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Tour de l’Ain. He demonstrated his ability to behave like a team leader on a race which Italian riders used to dominate in the World Tour way. In this country, sporting directors teach their best amateur riders how to get the best of their teammates’ sacrifices.