The French rider Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) has won the 99th Milano-Torino NamedSport, raced over a 200km route from Magenta to the Basilica at Superga, looking down on the city of Turin. The second finisher was Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team), while the third to arrive was Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team).
1 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) – 200km in 4h43’36” average 42.313km/h
2 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 10″
3 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 28″
Speaking seconds after the race finish, the winner Thibaut Pinot said: “To finally win an Italian Classic is important for me. I love this race. If it wasn’t for this crash with 1km to go, it would have been a harder fight with Miguel Angel Lopez who was the man to beat today as much as Valverde. To beat the World Champion here means a lot to me.”