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2018 Milano-Torino (HC), Italy

99th edition: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Milano (Magenta) - Torino (Superga), 200 km

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot wins the 99th edition of Milano-Torino

The race: Here's the organizer's summary.

Four and half months after pneumonia ruined his chances of finishing on the Giro d’Italia podium, France’s Thibaut Pinot of Groupama-FDJ claimed the first Italian classic of his career. He rode away 1.2km before the finish at Superga after his team-mate David Gaudu crashed along with Miguel Angel “Superman” Lopez who won Milano-Torino two years ago. Newly crowned World Champion Alejandro Valverde rounded out the podium.

Thibaut Pinot said in the post-race press conference: “Our tactic was to control all the breakaways in the finale. David [Gaudu] caught a good group on the flat, then I asked him to climb as fast as possible. When he gave me the way, Lopez was looking behind. Their crash cut my legs for a little while but I couldn’t wait so I gave it all till the finish. I said after La Vuelta that I wanted to have the best possible of the season. I don’t calculate which races I want to win. I actually want to win all the races in Italy because they’re all very nice in my mind. It’s hard to choose between the stage races and the one-day races, but in my mind, Milano-Torino is the nicest Italian semi-classic. I remain hungry for winning until Saturday’s Il Lombardia but that will be another story.”

Miguel Angel Lopez, second, said: “The truth is that I was feeling very well but the crash happened and I have to be content with the second place. It happened in an instant while I looked behind because Alejandro Valverde was in a bit of a crisis. At the same moment, Pinot’s team-mate [David Gaudu] made a move to right and took me down. After that, I missed the win by very little. I really wanted to win Milano-Torino for the second time, but that’s how it happened… This was my last race of the season. It’s nice to finish on a good note.”

Alejandro Valverde, third, said: “I’m happy to be on the podium of Milano-Torino. I knew it would have been very difficult to win. Above all, I felt great in the first hill so I’ve wanted to break the race and enjoy the racing but for winning it, it would have been better to stay covered a bit more. However, I had fun! Thibaut Pinot was very strong, so was Miguel Angel Lopez. Without his crash, it would have been a more competitive battle between those two. My result today gives me confidence for Il Lombardia on Saturday. To win it? I don’t know. But I’ve got good legs.”

Complete Results:


146 starters, 109 classified finishers

200 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.313 km/hr

1 PINOT Thibaut Groupama-FDJ 4hr 43min 36sec
2 LÓPEZ Miguel Astana @ 10sec
3 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar 0:28
4 CATTANEO Mattia Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:36
5 REICHENBACH Sébastien Groupama-FDJ 0:38
6 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb s.t.
7 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida 0:41
8 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana s.t.
9 ARU Fabio UAE-Team Emirates 0:43
10 BERNAL Egan Sky 0:45
11 CARTHY Hugh EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
12 FORMOLO Davide Bora-hansgrohe 0:48
13 MAJKA Rafał Bora-hansgrohe 0:59
14 YATES Adam Mitchelton-Scott 1:02
15 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo s.t.
16 MARTIN Dan UAE-Team Emirates 1:13
17 WELLENS Tim Lotto-Soudal 1:15
18 HERMANS Ben Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
19 BARGUIL Warren Fortuneo-Samsic 1:27
20 GAUDU David Groupama-FDJ 1:38
21 MARTÍNEZ Daniel EF Education First-Drapac 1:41
22 CICCONE Giulio Bardiani-CSF 2:00
23 TIZZA Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini 2:25
24 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo 2:33
25 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates 2:37
26 DÍAZ José Manuel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
27 ZEITS Andrey Astana s.t.
28 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
29 SERRY Pieter Quick-Step Floors 2:49
30 EG Niklas Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 CARBONI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF 2:53
32 LAMBRECHT Bjorg Lotto-Soudal 3:01
33 SOSA Iván Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
34 NIEVE Mikel Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
35 DE MARCHI Alessandro BMC 3:13
36 VELASCO Simone Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 3:16
37 MONFORT Maxime Lotto-Soudal 3:19
38 FLÓREZ Miguel Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 3:23
39 ELISSONDE Kenny Sky 3:29
40 DELAPLACE Anthony Fortuneo-Samsic 3:35
41 BOU Joan Nippo-Vini Fantini 3:37
42 DOMBROWSKI Joe EF Education First-Drapac 3:49
43 TEUNS Dylan BMC 4:03
44 SÁNCHEZ Luis Astana s.t.
45 RAGGIO Luca Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
46 HIRT Jan Astana 4:05
47 ANACONA Winner Movistar 4:28
48 COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates 4:30
49 MASNADA Fausto Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 4:29
50 MAISON Jérémy Fortuneo-Samsic 4:38
51 FERNANDES José EF Education First-Drapac 4:45
52 SANTAROMITA Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini 4:59
53 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 5:01
54 HONORÉ Mikkel Quick-Step Floors 5:03
55 GONÇALVES José Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
56 HENAO Sergio Sky 5:06
57 SPREAFICO Matteo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 5:08
58 BENOOT Tiesj Lotto-Soudal 5:58
59 NIV Guy Israel Cycling Academy 6:15
60 SENNI Manuel Bardiani-CSF 6:24
61 VISCONTI Giovanni Bahrain-Merida 6:25
62 IZAGIRRE Gorka Bahrain-Merida s.t.
63 ZAKARIN Ilnur Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
64 ŠPILAK Simon Katusha-Alpecin 6:39
65 DE LA CRUZ David Sky 7:09
66 MAS Enric Quick-Step Floors s.t.
67 OVETT Freddy BMC 7:12
68 SOLER Marc Movistar 8:48
69 PEDRERO Antonio Movistar 8:50
70 ROSSKOPF Joey BMC 9:35
71 KOSHEVOY Ilia Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 9:41
72 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb 10:00
73 MOSCON Gianni Sky s.t.
74 SAVINI Daniel Bardiani-CSF s.t.
75 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan Quick-Step Floors s.t.
76 VENDRAME Andrea Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
77 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar s.t.
78 SUTHERLAND Rory UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
79 WACKERMANN Luca Bardiani-CSF s.t.
80 HENAO Sebastián Sky s.t.
81 KENNAUGH Peter Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
82 RIVERA Kevin Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
83 LAMMERTINK Maurits Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
84 ZACCANTI Filippo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
85 GESBERT Élie Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
86 QUINTANA Dayer Movistar s.t.
87 FEILLU Brice Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
88 SMIT Willie Katusha-Alpecin 11:22
89 PLAZA Rubén Israel Cycling Academy 11:49
90 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ 15:45
91 CARUSO Damiano BMC s.t.
92 ROSA Diego Sky s.t.
93 CAPECCHI Eros Quick-Step Floors s.t.
94 MAGNUSSON Kim EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
95 BAGIOLI Andrea UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
96 BONNAMOUR Franck Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
97 DIDIER Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
98 GAROSIO Andrea Bahrain-Merida s.t.
99 CONCI Nicola Trek-Segafredo s.t.
100 SHAW James Lotto-Soudal s.t.
101 STORER Michael Team Sunweb s.t.
102 GOLDSTEIN Omer Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
103 STALNOV Nikita Astana s.t.
104 GANNA Filippo UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
105 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ s.t.
106 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
107 KONRAD Patrick Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
108 ORSINI Umberto Bardiani-CSF 16:13
109 EVANS Alexander BMC 16:23

2018 Milano-Torino map & profile

2018 Milano-Torino map

2018 Milano-Torino map


2018 Milano-Torino profile

2018 Milano-Torino photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:


Groupama-FDJ is preseneted during the starting ceremonies.

Alejandro Valverde

New world champion Alejandro Valverde awaits the start of the race

Superga hill

Riders ascend the Superga hill.

Bob Jungels

Bob Jungels leads a group up the Superga hill

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot finishes alone. Nice win.

Miguel Lopez

Miguel Lopez finished second, ten seconds later.

Thibaut Pinot

Winner Thibaut Pinot

Milano Torino podium

The podium, from left: Miguel Lopez (2nd), Thibaut Pinot (1st) & Alejandro Valverde (3rd).