Five talking points from the 2018 Il Lombardia

Thibaut Pinot claimed victory at the final Monument of the year - here is what we learned from northern Italy

Frenchman Thibaut Pinot claims the 2018 Il Lombardia
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Thibaut Pinot claims biggest win of his career to date

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) made the most of his career-best form to win the 2018 Il Lombardia, his most prestigious to date.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.