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Thibaut Pinot recovered from Covid is fit for the Tour de France

2022-06-29T12:44:41.511Z

The favorite of the French after the absence of Julian Alaphilippe, is cured of the Covid reported from the Tour de Suisse and will be able to line up at the start of the



The secret had been well kept by the Groupama-FDJ team.

Thibaut Pinot, back from the Tour de Suisse where he had won a stage, the first at the World Tour level since his famous victory at the Tourmalet during the Tour de France 2019, had returned home positive for Covid.

A diagnosis not necessarily surprising when you know that during the Tour de Suisse, more than thirty positive runners, some of whom were asymptomatic, had to leave the event in the middle after a positive test.

Thibaut Pinot's teammate, the Swiss Stefan Küng, one of the favorites for the first stage on Friday, was in the same situation.

But the Groupama-FDJ team revealed the situation this Wednesday morning.

“Thibaut Pinot and Stefan Küng are now fit to take the start of the Tour de France, writes the team in a press release.

They had tested positive for Covid-19 just after the Tour de Suisse.

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Thibaut Pinot and Stefan Küng are now fit to take the start of the Tour de France.

They had tested positive for Covid-19 just after the Tour de Suisse.

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— Groupama-FDJ Cycling Team (@GroupamaFDJ) June 29, 2022

Tested negative before flying to Copenhagen, Pinot and Küng are a priori calm now in the face of the threat of the Covid which weighs again on the Tour de France.

Source: leparis

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