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2017 Tour of the Alps / Giro del Trentino 17/04 - 21/04

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Montaguti's post race interview (Eurosport);

"Today was a win that was somewhat unexpected,” he continued. “The team had asked me to do the sprint but just to take the bonus seconds away from Thibaut Pinot who was just behind Domenico.”

Montaguti also gave credit to the very man he was ordered to take time from for being a “fair player” in the finish.

“I went to Pinot after the stage to say thank you and congratulate him on second place since I had to pass him on the right and almost made him crash, but it was the only channel I could take,” admitted Montaguti. “When I tried to pass on the right and he didn’t close me, I give even more and understood that no one could come back from the left since it was slightly more windy on that side while I was more sheltered.

"In the end, I understand that if Thibaut went out to slam the door I would have braked and would have lost this race, so it was really great fair play on his side."


Class-act, Matteo. Class-act Tibopino.
 
Tonton said:
Montaguti's post race interview (Eurosport);

"Today was a win that was somewhat unexpected,” he continued. “The team had asked me to do the sprint but just to take the bonus seconds away from Thibaut Pinot who was just behind Domenico.”

Montaguti also gave credit to the very man he was ordered to take time from for being a “fair player” in the finish.

“I went to Pinot after the stage to say thank you and congratulate him on second place since I had to pass him on the right and almost made him crash, but it was the only channel I could take,” admitted Montaguti. “When I tried to pass on the right and he didn’t close me, I give even more and understood that no one could come back from the left since it was slightly more windy on that side while I was more sheltered.

"In the end, I understand that if Thibaut went out to slam the door I would have braked and would have lost this race, so it was really great fair play on his side."


Class-act, Matteo. Class-act Tibopino.
I see Pinot still has a lot to learn.

Nice guys finish last :p
 
Netserk said:
Tonton said:
Montaguti's post race interview (Eurosport);

"Today was a win that was somewhat unexpected,” he continued. “The team had asked me to do the sprint but just to take the bonus seconds away from Thibaut Pinot who was just behind Domenico.”

Montaguti also gave credit to the very man he was ordered to take time from for being a “fair player” in the finish.

“I went to Pinot after the stage to say thank you and congratulate him on second place since I had to pass him on the right and almost made him crash, but it was the only channel I could take,” admitted Montaguti. “When I tried to pass on the right and he didn’t close me, I give even more and understood that no one could come back from the left since it was slightly more windy on that side while I was more sheltered.

"In the end, I understand that if Thibaut went out to slam the door I would have braked and would have lost this race, so it was really great fair play on his side."


Class-act, Matteo. Class-act Tibopino.
I see Pinot still has a lot to learn.

Nice guys finish last :p
Or second ;)
 
Vasilis said:
Netserk said:
Tonton said:
Montaguti's post race interview (Eurosport);

"Today was a win that was somewhat unexpected,” he continued. “The team had asked me to do the sprint but just to take the bonus seconds away from Thibaut Pinot who was just behind Domenico.”

Montaguti also gave credit to the very man he was ordered to take time from for being a “fair player” in the finish.

“I went to Pinot after the stage to say thank you and congratulate him on second place since I had to pass him on the right and almost made him crash, but it was the only channel I could take,” admitted Montaguti. “When I tried to pass on the right and he didn’t close me, I give even more and understood that no one could come back from the left since it was slightly more windy on that side while I was more sheltered.

"In the end, I understand that if Thibaut went out to slam the door I would have braked and would have lost this race, so it was really great fair play on his side."


Class-act, Matteo. Class-act Tibopino.
I see Pinot still has a lot to learn.

Nice guys finish last :p
Or second ;)
You're right. But besides him being my hometown guy, that's what I like about Tibopino. The guy is a sportsman, a virtue that is on the endangered list.
 
It doesn't look good to abandon before the last stage while you're in the top-10 of the GC, but at the end of the day it is up to them what they prefer (I think they mostly shoot themselves in the foot). I think the organizers have tried their best to make the race fit the Liege riders as the extra race day was Monday, the stages have been short or medium length, and no killer stages with regards to vertical gain. Maybe the last stage should have been one of the sub-150km stages, but that would probably only have made a marginal difference.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Cannondale & BMC abandons are poor....especially when high on GC ...madness really as riders who withdrew are not going to get top 10 at LBL anyways

Dont like this kind of thing as race organisers need all the help they can to keep the race going

Yeah,agree, it's not like we're talking Super Mario at the TdF ...
 

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