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Second in the 13th stage of the Giro last Friday, Thibaut Pinot was once again outdone this Thursday at the finish of the 18th stage by the Italian Filippo Zana. Overall, Geraint Thomas remains in pink while Primoz Roglic settles in second place.
Rich in prestigious victories, the career of Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) is not lacking in tragic episodes either. Unhappy last Friday in the final of the 13th stage of the Giro, the cruel scenario of the 18th stage this Thursday suggests that the French climber will not win on Italian roads this year. Neck and neck with his breakaway friend, Filippo Zana (Team Jayco-AlUla), at Zoldo Alto, the Franc-Comtois was beaten in the sprint. The 24-year-old Italian champion wins the cup in front of an audience committed to his cause.
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