Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Thibaut Pinot of France, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, talk prior to the start of the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 162.5 kilometers (100.7 miles)
Christophe Ena
July 16, 2016

VILLARS-LES-DOMBES, France (AP) French cyclist Thibaut Pinot won't compete at the Olympic Games because of a viral infection he caught during the Tour de France.

Pinot withdrew from the Tour on Friday after dropping to 34th overall following the Mont Ventoux stage. Pinot, who started the race with the goal of achieving a podium finish, was never in contention, losing ground in the Pyrenees.

His team said on Saturday that he won't recover in time for the Rio de Janeiro Games, where he was scheduled to compete in the road race and the time trial.

Pinot achieved his best result at the Tour two years ago when he was third overall.

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