Thibaut Pinot comments on 'ridiculous' Giro d'Italia downhill classification, now scrapped

FDJ leader Thibaut Pinot says that the Giro d'Italia's proposal to run a downhill classification didn't mean much to him

Thibaut Pinot at the press conference ahead of the 2017 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), a cyclist known to struggle when the road turns downhill, says that measuring times on descents as the Giro d'Italia organiser proposed would be a "ridiculous classification".

Over the last week, the organiser RCS Sport rolled out its new classification of measuring cyclists on certain descents throughout the race's three weeks. It wanted to award €5,000 to the winner: he who had fastest overall time on the downhills.

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