Tweets of the week: Thibaut Pinot's leaving party, and the Ineos boys go out out

Some riders are already well onto their off-season, while some are racing on, lucky them

Thibaut Pinot on the podium of Il Lombardia with social media posts on top
(Image credit: Getty Images)

When I eventually retire, potentially well into my 70s, so this could be 2070 really, I hope that my final day at work is as raucous as Thibaut Pinot's. The man from the Haute-Saône was greeted like the hero on a valedictory lap that he was, but how the whole thing was for the reasonably shy and introverted Groupama-FDJ rider, that's another question.

As he put it last week, in one of his final interviews as a professional bike rider: “I think I am more stressed to see them [his fans] than they are to meet me."

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