New Zealander Sam Bewley was ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher as the Giro d’Italia visited Switzerland for a stage 17 finish in Lugano today.
Bewley finished in the first large group (41st) behind the sprint victory of Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) as a fast decent in the finale split the bunch behind.
After the effort that was yesterday’s queen stage, today’s stage was more textbook as a small three-man break was controlled and proceedings always looked like coming down to a sprint.
“We were prepared for the worst at the start because that has been the trend of this year’s Giro,” sport director Matt White said.
|1||Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida||3:07:51|
|2||Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - TrekRacing||ST|
|3||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|4||Heinrich Haussler (AUS) - IAM Cycling||ST|
|5||Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli||ST|
|6||Stig Broeckx (BEL) - Lotto Soudal||ST|
|7||Juan Jose Lobato (SPA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|8||Alexander Porsev (RUS) - Team Katusha||ST|
|9||Kévin Reza (FRA) - FDJ.fr||ST|
|10||Nick Van Der Lijke (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo||ST|
|41||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|62||Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:35|
|81||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:02|
|82||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:02|
|83||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:02|
|125||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:54|
|141||Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:47|