After entering the top 10 of the Tour de France for the second consecutive year, David Gaudu does not rule out focusing his next season on the Giro.
Fourth in the Tour last year, David Gaudu took the big start of the 110th edition of the Grande Boucle with the ambition of winning the podium. But the leader of Groupama-FDJ quickly had to face the facts: the competition was quite clearly superior to him. In the end, the Breton finished in 9th place, more than 23 minutes behind the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard.
Although a bit disappointed, David Gaudu was lucid about his Tour de France. upon arrival in Paris on Sunday. “You shouldn’t spit on a top 10, even if that’s not the goal because I was aiming for the podium, he estimated. The objective was not disconcerting vis-à-vis last year. But we fell on stronger, and me, I hung on every day. »
“We will see if I have different objectives”
As the end of the season approaches, David Gaudu is already beginning to plan for the next one. The 26-year-old rider, who has just competed in his second Tour de France as leader of Groupama-FDJ, said he could be tempted to play first in the Giro roles next year. And play the stages on the Grande Boucle?
“I also want to discover the Tour of Italy. We will see if I have different objectives, will I do the Giro then the Tour with other objectives (not the classification)? »slipped the native of Landivisiau, who will have to decide in the heart of next winter.