Thibaut Pinot has been searching for a victory for quite a long time… More than 2 years since he last raised his arms! But since the beginning of this season, his form has been improving and he’s often been in the top 10…
Thibaut Pinot claimed victory on the hardest stage of the Tour de Romandie !
Photo credits: Sirotti
Saturday, on the hardest stage of the Tour de Romandie, the best young rider from the 2014 Tour de France won against the big guns of the peloton. A victory that confirms the progress made by Thibaut Pinot this season and that proves that he’s now able to beat the best climbers in the world. Judge for yourself: Froome, Quintana, Nibali, ... winners of major Tours.
On the evening of his victory, he was in 2nd place overall before the time trial on Sunday. Unfortunately, his legs did not respond as well as the day before, and despite a very decent 20th place, Thibaut Pinot was back to 4th place in the general classification, behind the Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha), Simon Spilak (Katusha ) and Chris Froome (Sky).
Time for a little rest now before seriously attacking the preparation and training for the Tour de France.
For his teammates, it’s now time to head to the 4 Days of Dunkerque, which are taking place from 6 to 10th of May.
Watch the last climb in video: