(Reuters) – French rider Thibaut Pinot has deserted the Vuelta a Espana after solely two phases, his crew stated on Thursday.
Pinot has not recovered from the again damage that scuppered his possibilities on the Tour de France final month.
“Regardless of the remaining interval he noticed, the 2 first phases of the Vuelta have proven Thibaut Pinot continues to endure from the again ache he skilled after his crash on the primary day of the Tour de France in Good,” Groupama-FDJ stated in a press release.
“With regard to the following season, precedence is given to his full restoration: he won’t take the beginning of the third stage this Thursday and can not compete in 2020.”
Pinot was already 25 minutes behind race chief Primoz Roglic after the opening two phases.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)