(Photo Credit: Équipe cycliste Groupama–FDJ)

The Groupama-FDJ has decided that Thibaut Pinot will not participate in the Giro d’Italia. The Alsatian rider took part in the Tour of the Alps as a test before the Giro d’Italia but his back pain still prevents him from fully expressing his potential in the saddle. The conclusions of this test do not allow him to consider a participation in the Giro d’Italia which starts in two weeks.

Thibaut Pinot will continue the treatment process he has undergone for the past eight months with the team’s medical team and will do everything possible to regain full physical strength. No program has been established for the return to competition.

Read the comunicate released by The Groupama-FDJ cycling team