A great fan of Paris Saint-Germain, Thibaut Pinot spoke of his passion for the Paris 's club inside the newspaper L' Equipe. The climber of the FDJ team talked about his love with the PSG: "I'm also a strong supporter of FC Sochaux. But when I was ten years old, the club was in League 2. When you're young, you're more attracted to League 1 teams and the PSG was a team that inspired me. Players who inspired me? Okocha of course, then Pauleta, Ronaldinho and now Cavani. I'm not an absolute fan of Neymar. I'm not fascinated by him, even though I recognize all his skills. I prefer to identify myself more with Cavani. I like the fighters, those who don't calculate their efforts and who play for the love of the jersey."
And while Thibaut Pinot follows football news every day, the Frenchman has also been able to check that members of the Parisian club are also interested in cycling:"I recently had the chance to go to Camp des Loges[the club's training centre]. The Brazilians players, Lucas and Marquinhos were adorable. Thomas Meunier knew me. He congratulated me on my career. As a good Belgian, he follows and knows cycling very well. It is easy to talk about cycling with him. I was also able to talk with Unai Emery, the coach. Being Basque, he also knows cycling well, the riders".