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.
Only three days into the Vuelta … blimey, it’s been a bit dull, but we’ve trawled through the Twitterstream to pick out a few choice tweets to document the first weekend.
In the podcast before the podcast after Roubaix, Midge, Kathi and Euan discuss Vincenzo Nibali’s place on the list of all-time great riders, lament the lost days of De Panne, and try to decipher Niki Terpstra‘s secret-coded tweet.