Toms Skujins wins Tre Valli Varesine in select sprint ahead of Thibaut Pinot

Attacks came thick and fast in the closing stages of the Italian one-day race

Toms Skujins wins Tre Valli Varesine (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Toms Skujins has won Tre Valli Veresine after going clear with a select group on the final climb and beating Thibaut Pinot in the sprint.

The battle came down to the last ascent with 4km remaining when Trek-Segafredo rider Skujins escaped with Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and five other riders.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.