Thibaut Pinot has had a marvellous season and it’s fitting that it’s been capped off by the Frenchman’s first Monument win with Lombardia. In great late season form, he took his second Italian win this week by cracking Vincenzo Nibali on Civiglio, the penultimate climb of the race, to take a beautiful solo win. Nibali held on for second with Dylan Teuns putting in a solid performance to round out the podium.
We have some great #BatChamps victories in this week’s Tweets (including a Viking with an eyepatch!), the best Tour Team announcement ever, fondo cookies with Fabs and Phil, PhilGil with a confetti gun and much much more in this Froome-free TWEETS OF THE WEEK!
Every July the circus comes to France – and we all say we don’t care, but then we get sucked in and … yes, yes we do. In this edition of the podcast, Euan and Kathi discuss what caught their eye in #BatChamps (Peter Sagan‘s jerseys, for one) and some tantalising transfer rumours (an audible gasp from Kathi re Richie Porte). And then, the Tour de France – the GC contenders; some sprint action, what stages we’re looking forward to and some halfhearted predictions.