While he has not appeared in competition since last April during the Tour des Alpes, Thibaut Pinot is preparing to find the peloton in the course of September, according to information from the daily L’Equipe.
The end of the tunnel could be near for Thibaut Pinot. Victim of persistent back pain since his fall during the 1st stage of the Tour de France 2020, the Franche-Comté rider has had to put his season on hold since last April. Present on the last Tour des Alpes, where he took 60th place, to test himself for the Tour of Italy, Thibaut Pinot had finally decided to give up participating in the Giro, which was one of the main objectives of the year in order to to give himself the time and the means to fully treat this back which has been disturbing him for many months, the pain that caused his early retirement from the Vuelta 2020. If he recently confessed in a daily interview The Parisian have thought of putting an end to his professional career, the back in the peloton would ultimately only be a matter of weeks for the native of Mélisey.
Pinot plans to drive at home
Indeed, according to daily information The team, Thibaut Pinot could return to competition during the month of next September. Having undergone several back treatments, the Groupama-FDJ team rider should be present in two races organized in his region. First of all, the Classique du Grand-Besançon-Doubs would be its comeback race on September 3rd. Thibaut Pinot should then continue on the next day on the Tour du Jura before taking part in the Tour du Doubs on September 5. Three consecutive days of racing which should allow the Franche-Comté runner to have a more precise idea of his abilities and, above all, of the healing of this back which made him experience very complicated moments.. The third in the Tour de France 2014 will then be able to plan for a short and medium-term future, in order to define its future objectives.