Thibaut Pinot 'just wants to race' as he continues recovery at series of French races

The Frenchman won't ride the upcoming Vuelta a España, the first time in 10 years he hasn't ridden a Grand Tour in a season

Thibaut Pinot
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Thibaut Pinot is desperate to get back to racing as he readies himself for a series of French races that should ease him back into the swing of things during a season during which the Frenchman has been mostly absent.

Groupama-FDJ boss Marc Madiot says Pinot's morale is high and he is training well as his rider prepares for his first race in four months at the Tour du Limousin, part of his continued rehabilitation from back problems that have dogged his past year.

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