Thibaut Pinot back on bike following heartbreaking Tour de France exit

The Frenchman is riding again after being forced out of the Tour through injury

Thibaut Pinot (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Thibaut Pinot is back on his bike after his heartbreaking Tour de France exit, where he climbed off in tears on stage 19 as looked to be closing in on the GC.

The Frenchman tore his quadricep on stage 17, battling through the pain but eventually giving up 40km into the penultimate mountain stage, which was halted mid-race due to a freak hailstorm and landslide.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.