Pinot facing lost season as back injury drags on

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Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) during the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The 2021 season could effectively be a write-off for Thibaut Pinot, according to Groupama-FDJ manager Marc Madiot, who has revealed his star rider is still struggling with the back injury he sustained at last year’s Tour de France

Pinot set out this season looking to build up to the Giro d’Italia but was forced to sit out the Italian Grand Tour as it was clear he was some way short of full fitness. He has not competed since late April and will not race the upcoming Tour de France, with no schedule currently in place for his return. 

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