Thibaut Pinot casts doubt on Giro d'Italia appearance

FAYENCE FRANCE FEBRUARY 20 Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Groupama FDJ during the 53rd Tour Des Alpes Maritimes Et Du Var Stage 2 a 1689km stage from Fayence to Fayence 357m letour0683 on February 20 2021 in Fayence France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Thibaut Pinot is not yet certain he will line up at the Giro d'Italia next month as he continues to deal with a back problem that he describes as 'the worst injury of my career'. 

Pinot suffered a blow to the back on the opening stage of last year's Tour de France, and a haematoma initially concealed cracks in his sacrum and pelvis. He struggled on to Paris but later abandoned the Vuelta a España after two stages and underwent extensive treatment in the winter. 

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