Thibaut Pinot during the Critérium du Dauphiné, August 16, 2020. - Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / POOL / AFP
He said he had done well on Saturday night after his spectacular fall during the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, but Thibaut Pinot ultimately retains some after-effects. The leader of Groupama-FDJ must forfeit the French Championships which will be run on Sunday at Grand-Champ, in Morbihan, his team announced on Monday. He has back pain.
“Feeling back pain following his fall on Saturday on the Dauphiné, Thibaut Pinot must observe a period of rest. He will therefore not be able to take the start of the French Championships on Sunday, ”his team said in an otherwise reassuring statement on the condition of its leader. "It is now turned and concentrated 100% on the Tour de France", provides training led by Marc Madiot
Feeling back pain following his fall on Saturday on the # Dauphiné, @Thibautpinot must observe a period of rest. He will therefore not be able to take the start of the French Championships on Sunday. It is now shot and focused 100% on the Tour de France. pic.twitter.com/ltJl5tjJaC- Groupama-FDJ Cycling Team (@GroupamaFDJ) August 17, 2020
The course of the French Championships, long (237 km) and more cut out for puncheurs, was not the ideal field of expression for the Franc-Comtois. It is to be hoped that the latter, finally second in the Dauphiné behind Colombian Daniel Martinez, will be well recovered for the start of the Tour on August 29.
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