Tour of the Alps: Chris Froome fourth as Thibaut Pinot takes title
British four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome completed fourth within the Tour of the Alps as France’s Thibaut Pinot took the general victory.
Froome, 32, got here in 16 seconds behind Pinot after an eighth-placed end on the ultimate stage in his final race earlier than the Giro d’Italia begins on Four Could.
“I feel I am lots nearer to being prepared for the Giro than I wasand we have nonetheless obtained two weeks now,” stated Froome.
Pinot turns into the second French winner after Luc Leblanc in 1997.
Ukraine’s Mark Padun gained the fifth and ultimate stage, making a late break to beat New Zealand’s George Bennett.
It was the 21-year-old Bahrain-Merida rider’s first skilled victory.
Italy’s Domenico Pozzovivo completed general second with Colombian Miguel Angle Lopez third.
1. Thibaut Pinot (France/FDJ) 18hr 28min 48sec
2. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy/BAH) +15secs,
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Colombia/AST) similar time
4. Chris Froome (Nice Britain/Sky) +16secs
5. George Bennett (New Zealand/TLJ) +1min