Tour de France: Pinot on treatment table three hours a day but optimism grows after first summit finish

Thibaut Pinot on stage 4 of the Tour de France
Thibaut Pinot on stage 4 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Thibaut Pinot is still spending three hours a day on the treatment table following his crash on the opening day of the Tour de France, but he and his Groupama-FDJ team were reassured after the race's first summit finish on stage 4

Pinot suffered abrasions to his right-hand side when he fell during the late pile-up in Nice, but the most concerning injury was a blow to his lower back from a rider who crashed into him, leaving him with a haemetoma. 

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