Thibaut Pinot 'already focused on Tour de France' as he returns to racing

The Frenchman is back in the peloton this week for the first time since he abandoned the 2019 Tour

Thibaut Pinot at the 2019 Tour de France (Colin Flockton/GodingImages/PA Images)

(Image credit: GodingImages/PA Images)

Thibaut Pinot is "already focused on the Tour de France", according to a sports director at Groupama-FDJ, as the Frenchman returns to racing at the Tour de La Provence, his first race back since abandoning the 2019 Tour through injury.

The 29-year-old was back on his bike after only three weeks rest, starting a long period of training over the winter months, but is now readying himself for the 2020 season.

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