'There is still cycling at two speeds': Thibaut Pinot speaks out on cortisone and ketone use in the peloton

The Frenchman says his experience this winter of receiving a cortisone injection showed him just how powerful they are

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Thibaut Pinot says there is still "cycling at two speeds" in the peloton, telling French newspaper L'Équipe in an extensive interview his thoughts on cortisone and ketone use after receiving a TUE this winter for his back pain.

The Groupama-FDJ's 2020 season was derailed by a crash on stage one of the Tour de France, battling through the next three weeks so as to not register a fifth abandonment in eight starts.

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