Marc Madiot blog: I put Pinot on the same level as Quintana and Nibali

Although I was busy with the other part of the team on the Liege-Bastogne-Liege recon, I didn't miss a thing from the Tour of the Alps. Thibaut Pinot's condition has improved at the right time. Even beyond his second place overall and his stage win, which was an important morale booster, I liked the fact that he went for the sprint finishes. It's something extra that can count in a Grand Tour since modern racing is often won or lost by a mere few seconds. He had already worked a lot on his time trialling and now his top end speed is good too.

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