Thibaut Pinot to miss Tour de France following illness at Giro d'Italia

The Frenchman will miss his home race in order to prepare for the latter part of the season

Thibaut Pinot after stage 20 of 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) will have to miss the Tour de France after problems in the Giro d'Italia ruined his plans to race the double.

The Frenchman had a super spring. He won the Tour of the Alps ahead of Chris Froome (Sky) and rode as high as third overall in the Giro d'Italia before disaster struck with one day to race.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.