Tour de Suisse - Thibaut Pinot takes the lead !

Switzerland suits Thibaut Pinot well! 

 

Thibaut Pinot

Great victory from Thibaut Pinot on the top of Sölden !

Photo credits: Nicolas Götz - Equipe FDJ

 

After his victory in Porrentruy on the Tour de France 2012; and the win on the Tour de Romandie this year ahead of Froome , Nibali and Quintana; the FDJ rider won yesterday the 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse, finishing in Sölden (Austria). With one last long climb of 14kms to complete the stage, Pinot knew he could go for it.

After 2 successive accelerations just over 2kms from the finish line, Thibaut Pinot dropped all his competitors and passed the last escaped rider, Stefan Denifl (IAM) . He finally won with 33 seconds ahead of the second rider, Domenico Pozzovivo. He’s now leader of the general classification with 47 seconds ahead of Thomas and 50 on Spilak . With the time trial of 38 kms Saturday , anything is possible for a final victory... Go Thibaut!

 

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