Thibaut Pinot wins Tour of the Alps overall as Mark Padun claims final stage

GC rivals fail to unseat the Frenchman on tough closing stage to Innsbruck

Thibaut Pinot wins the 2018 Tour of the Alps (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) sealed the overall title at the 2018 Tour of the Alps, fending off attacks from his GC rivals to arrive safely to the finish in Innsbruck.

Mark Padun (Bahrain-Merida) claimed the stage win, soloing away from a group of GC riders with just under 4km to go and holding it to the finish, despite George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) making pursuit.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.