Giro 2017 Stage 1: Audacious Postlberger in the pink

Lukas Postlberger pulled off the surprise of the year and pulled on the first maglia rosa of this historic centennial Giro. The Austrian got a gap after a crash with three kilometres to go, and as the chase behind foundered in a chaos of corners he kept going to foil the sprint teams rose-tinted dreams. Caleb Ewan won the bunch sprint for second with Andre Greipel rounding out the podium.

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