Debutant Postlberger wins first stage of Giro

Lukas Postlberger

Austria’s Lukas Postlberger won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia in Sardinia on his race debut.

Bora-Hansgrohe rider Postlberger, 25, won the 203km stage ahead of Caleb Ewan in second and Andre Greipel in third.

Last year’s winner Vincenzo Nibali, Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Colombia’s Nairo Quintana all finished safely in the peloton in the opening stage of the race’s 100th edition.

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