He did not win, but on the finish line of Crans-Montana the most cheered rider was, once again, Thibaut Pinot. While putting on the Maglia Azzurra, the crowd started chanting in his honour “Shalalalalaaaa, Tiiiiboooo Pinoooo”. And immediately afterwards the Frenchman stopped for the customary photos (on the cover). Ti-bo Pino was written on a banner, which in French sounds like “T’es beau, Pinot”, meaning “you are beautiful Pinot”.
In this respect, the meme created by Groupama-FDJ, featuring a masked hooligan with the Pinot flag, is explanatory.
— Équipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ (@GroupamaFDJ) May 19, 2023