The fifteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia left us Brandon McNulty’s first victory in the Italian round ahead of a Ben Healy who was left with honey on his lips to repeat the stage victory achieved in Fossombrone.
A second place that, despite this, Jonathan Vaughters did not hesitate to applaud in a message in which he also threw a dart at thibaut pinot after the Frenchman’s statements after the Crans Montana stage in which he assured that he preferred Einer Rubio to win the stage instead of Jefferson Cepeda, from EF Education Easypost, Vaughters’ team. “Proud to see Ben Healy congratulating the winner and not go crying to the media about how unfair life is sometimes. Great attitude, great person, great cyclist.”
After this message, a user told him not to be a coward and to mention Pinot in his comment, to which Vaughters responded with an ironic: “I’m not sure Thibaut Pinot can read this with all his tears.”
However, the mention reached Thibaut Pinot, who did not hesitate to answer Vaughters “Who are you?” to which the manager of the EF Education Easypost responded with a “Pinot noir!”
As if that were not enough, Lance Armstrong joined the conversation, Vaughters’ ex-colleague at the US Postal and who has targeted the manager of EF Education Easypost after he confessed to the doping plot that existed in the American team. Armstrong did not hesitate to explain to Pinot and in his manner who Vaughters was. “Who? He is a fucking clown. At least I’ve known him for 30 years.” A controversy that we will see if it is repeated in the last days of the Giro with a Thibaut Pinot who will fight for a stage victory and also for the maglia azzurra of the mountains classification.