Cycling: France’s Pinot wins Tour of Lombardy

MILAN: France’s Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy, the fifth and final ‘Monument’ of the one-day classics season on Saturday (Oct 13).

Pinot, of the Groupama-FDJ team, soloed over the finish line at Lake Como to win the 241 km-long ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’, which began in Bergamo.

Groupama-FDJ’s French cyclist Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy.(Photo:AFP)

Italy’s defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain) finished second at 30secs behind, with Belgian Dylan Teuns (BMC) third at 43sec.

"It’s my most beautiful victory," said the 28-year-old climbing specialist, who also won the Milan-Turin semi-classc in midweek.

He becomes the first French winner of the race since Laurent Jalabert 21 years ago.

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