Giro d'Italia
Stage 1: Alghero to Olbia - Stage Details

Young Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan has had to settle for second place on the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia after a solo rider snuck away in the final two kilometers to spoil the predicted bunch sprint. 

In a consolation prize, the 22-year-old won the bunch kick ahead of his big sprint rivals to show positive signs for the flat stages to come. 

"It was a really strong move by (Lukas Postlberger)," Ewan said. "It was a hectic finish and sometimes a moment’s hesitation can lose the race."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) - Bora-Hansgrohe 5:13:35
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
3 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal ST
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo ST
5 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates ST
6 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - Dimension Data ST
7 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek-Segafredo ST
8 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) - Dimension Data ST
9 Sam Bennett (IRL) - Bora-Hansgrohe ST
10 Phil Bauhaus (GER) - Team Sunweb ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
27 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
58 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
123 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:18
140 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:09
157 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:09
166 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:09
186 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:02:49
190 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:02:49