VN Show: Tips to help Thibaut beat Nibali / Updated

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Shed a tear for the 2017 road racing season because it’s essentially finished. The final monument of the year, Il Lombardia, is in the books.

The “Race of the Falling Leaves” offered lots of excitement. There were scary crashes. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) went head-to-head in the finale. And the Italian came out on top.

We should also shed a tear for Pinot. He still has trouble with those fast, technical descents.

Lucky for the Frenchman, we’ve got some innovative ideas to help him improve his skills. In this episode of the VeloNews Show we brainstorm a bunch of ways to make him competitive with the likes of Nibali.