Milano-Torino - Thibaut Pinot: This is the nicest Italian semi-classic
Oct 10 2018 08:12 pm CET

Milano-Torino - Thibaut Pinot: This is the nicest Italian semi-classic
Milano-Torino - Thibaut Pinot: This is the nicest Italian semi-classic
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Groupama-FDJ's Thibaut Pinot has taken the victory of Milano-Torino. This is the first win of the rider in an Italian classic.

Pinot was in front during the last 20 kilometres of the race and a crash of Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez and his teammate David Gaudu prepared the terrain for his victory. "Our tactic was to control all the breakaways in the finale. David (Gaudu) caught a good group on the flat, then I asked him to climb as fast as possible.

"When he gave me the way, Lopez was looking behind. Their crash cut my legs for a little while but I couldn’t wait so I gave it all till the finish. I said after La Vuelta that I wanted to have the best possible of the season. I don’t calculate which races I want to win. I actually want to win all the races in Italy because they’re all very nice in my mind.

The rider couldn't finish the last edition of the Giro d'Italia due to pneumonia but today could take a bit of a revenge. "It’s hard to choose between the stage races and the one-day races, but in my mind, Milano-Torino is the nicest Italian semi-classic. I remain hungry for winning until Saturday’s Il Lombardia but that will be another story."




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