Giro d'Italia: Plucky Pinot defiant in face of Quintana's attacks

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) had pledged to go on the offensive on the Blockhaus and vowed to enjoy the occasion, and he proved to be a man of his word on stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia. In the face of Nairo Quintana's onslaught in the final seven kilometres, most would have been minded to lay down arms and cry out 'no más,' but Pinot responded with a dig of his own before yielding to the inevitable.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.