For his return to competition after a Tour de France full of emotion, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) crashed on the 2nd stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine. A few minutes later, the Franc-Comtois gave up. Hard blow for the public who took advantage one last time of the passage of Thibaut Pinot on a French race. The FDJ climber was starting his last block of racing to best prepare for the ultimate goal of his career: the Tour of Lombardy on October 7.

In theory, Pinot should run again before the race in Italy, having fallen on his own, he would not have any fractures according to information from Alain Clouet, the race director who specifies however that the Frenchman would suffer from burns caused by his fall.