Giro d'Italia: Postlberger upsets the sprinters, takes first maglia rosa

Bora-Hansgrohe rider attacks in closing kilometres to pull off surprise win

They say the Giro d'Italia breeds chaos like no other Grand Tour. News of two positive doping tests on Thursday ensured the continuation of that theme in the race's 100th edition and, despite a relatively calm start to Friday’s opening stage, there was more to come as Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) upset the sprinters to pull on the first maglia rosa of the race.

The Austrian, making his Grand Tour debut, was meant to be working for sprinter Sam Bennett or, failing the Irishman, for Matteo Pelucchi. In any case, the 206km leg from Alghero to Olbia, flat save for a trio of fourth-category climbs, was meant to end in a bunch kick and the pink the jersey on the shoulders of one of the peloton's fastmen.

But when Pöstlberger took up the reins with a couple of kilometres remaining, shortly after a crash had disrupted the bunch, a gap appeared between himself and Caleb Ewan's Orica-Scott lead-out man. And it only got bigger, as Bennett urged his lead-out man to crack on over race radio. More splits emerged in the technical city streets and Pöstlberger did just that, carrying a healthy lead into the final few hundred metres – enough to sit up and celebrate in the final 100 metres.

As he did so, the riders who everyone had been talking about enacted a somewhat futile sprint for second place, Ewan getting there ahead of Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) – all no doubt bitterly disappointed.

"We wanted to try for a sprint for the final for Sam. Through the city the lead-out trains, I don't know, they lost my wheel or something and I had a gap," explained Pöstlberger.

"I heard over the radio, 'C'mon, Posty, go try!' and I put all I had in. It worked out – victory for the team, first professional victory for me, maglia rosa. I think I will need many weeks to take this victory in. It's unbelievable, really."

The point at which the chaos unfurled was a tight 90-degree right hand bend just over three kilometres out, where a couple of riders crashed and a whole lot more were held up. Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), who came so close to overall victory last year, lost 13 seconds, though all of the other favourites for the general classification managed to finish safely in the main group.

There were hugs, cheers, and general disbelief among the Bora-Hansgrohe riders and staff. The victory was enough but it was pretty much a perfect day for the German team as Cesare Benedetti earned the King of the Mountains jersey from the breakaway. With Pöstlberger leading the general, points, and youth classifications, it's a clean sweep of jerseys for Bora, who also top the teams ranking.

"It's a dream!" said directeur sportif Jens Zemke. "The dream was to take one stage win here. That we did it in the first day is even better. Now we can ride freely, and celebrate three weeks through Italy and enjoy it. We are super happy with these jerseys, it's top."

Highlights

How it unfolded

On the starting line Friday morning in Alghero were 195 riders – three short of the usual Grand Tour quota. Two of them were down to doping disgraces after news emerged of positive tests for Bardiani-CSF's Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni. The Italian Pro Continental team arrived in Alghero as normal and although they weren't met with boos, they were met with a multitude of questions and the inescapable suspicion that they might not be going all the way to Milan.

The other rider missing was Michele Scarponi, who tragically lost his life three weeks ago. The Italian was meant to lead Astana and the team decided not to call up a replacement in his honour, with the remaining eight riders gathered at the front of the bunch on the start line to lead a minute's silence observed by the entire bunch and the hundreds of fans.

The flag dropped and after a brisk start a group of six riders broke clear of the peloton, including an unperturbed Bardiani representative, Mirco Maestri. He was joined by Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Hansgrohe), Marcin Bialoblocki (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Pavel Brutt (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data) and Eugert Zhupa (Wilier Selle Italia). They quickly opened up a lead of over seven minutes in the opening 25km, before the sprinters' teams committed men to the front of the bunch to prevent things form getting out of hand.

That combined effort reduced the gap to 4:30 as the breakaway hit the first of three category-four climbs – the Multeddu at km 63 – on the otherwise flat 206km route up round the Sardinian coast. Benedetti accelerated away three kilometres from the 'King of the Mountains' point and, though Teklehaimanot closed him down, he kicked again, taking Zhupa with him. He comfortably out-kicked the Albanian to earn himself three points and put himself in the provisional lead of the mountains classification.

It was soon time for the second climb - the Trinità d'Agultu – and the outcome was the same, even if it played out differently. Teklehaimanot was the one to go early and opened up a sizeable lead, but Benedetti dragged himself back and shot past in sight of the line to take maximum points once again.

The action on the climb spelled change for the breakaway as Maestri was unable to hold the pace and drifted back to the peloton, while Bialoblocki almost suffered the same fate but managed to haul himself back after a desperate chase.

With 100km remaining, and five riders left in the break, the gap stood at 3:15, with everyone in the peloton playing it calm. The gap didn't get any higher as the riders continued into a headwind, encountering the first intermediate sprint of the 100th Giro after with 70km remaining, whereupon Zhupa claimed the maximum 10 points after a close battle with Teklehaimanot, who missed out again.

The gap came down towards the two-minute mark over the following 40 or so kilometres, which were ticked off in calm fashion ahead of the second intermediate sprint, where this time there were bonus seconds (3, 2, 1) on offer. And finally something went Teklehaimanot's way as he saw off Brutt and Zhupa.

The gap was down to a minute by the San Pantaleo climb – 5km long with some gradients of over 10 per cent – with 26km remaining. Bialoblocki was quickly dropped, while the other four stuck together up to the final 100 metres, whereupon Benedetti sprang clear to make it a full house of KOM points and secure the blue mountains classification jersey for tomorrow's stage.

There was no action back in the bunch as Orica-Scott's Svein Tuft led for most of the climb, helping to cut the deficit to 45 seconds. The gap was still almost 30 seconds under the 10km to go banner, where the sprint teams were already setting up their trains, alongside those of the GC teams looking to keep their leaders out of trouble.

It was still bunched together under the 5km banner but it soon lined out as Quick-Step's GC man Bob Jungels took it up for Gaviria. That spelled the end for the break, and things soon got hectics with a couple of tight bends. One 90-degree right-hander caused a crash for BMC's Silvan Dillier, holding up a number of riders – just shy of the crucial safety net of the 3km to go mark.

UAE took it up, then Bora took over with 2km to go. Or at least that's what we thought. In reality, it turned out to be the start of one of the unlikeliest solo victories you're likely to see at a major race all season – one that kicked off the 100th Giro in classic Giro fashion.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5:13:35 
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott  
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
5Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
6Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
7Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
8Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
9Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe  
10Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb  
11Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
12Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors  
13Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
14Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
15Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
16Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
17Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
19Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
20Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
21Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
22Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
23Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
24Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
25Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
26Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky  
27Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott  
28Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb  
29Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
30Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
31Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb  
33Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
35Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
36Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
37Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
38Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
39Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
40Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
42Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
43Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
44Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky  
45Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
46Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida  
47Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac  
48Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
49Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
50Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
51Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
52Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
53Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
54Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
55Felix Großschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
56Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
57Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
58Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
59Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
62Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
63Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
65Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
66Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
68Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
69Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
70Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin  
71Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:13 
72Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
73Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
74Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
75Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac  
76José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe  
77Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
78José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
79Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
80Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
81Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
82Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
83Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:18 
84Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb  
85Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
86Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
87Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
88Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
89Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
90Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ  
91Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
92Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
93Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
94Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
95Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
96Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
97William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
98Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
99Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
100Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
101Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
102Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
104Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
105Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
106Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
107Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina  
108Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
109Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
110Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb  
111Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
112Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
113Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data  
114Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
115Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
116Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
117Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
118Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
119Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
120Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
121Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
122Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
123Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-Scott  
124Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
125Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:34 
126Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
127Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
128Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
130Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
132Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
133Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
134Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:00:53 
135Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:09 
136Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
137Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
138Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
139Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
140Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-Scott  
141Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
142Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
143Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
144Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
145Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
147Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
148Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
149Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
150Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
151Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
152Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
153Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors  
154Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
155Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
156Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
157Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott  
158Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
159Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
160Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
161Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
162Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
163Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
164Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
166Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott  
167Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
168Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
169Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
170Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
171Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
172Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
173Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
174Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
175Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
176Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Sunweb  
177Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
178Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Team Sunweb  
179Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
180Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
181Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
182Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:21 
183Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo0:02:18 
184Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:32 
185Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:49 
186Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-Scott  
187Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
188Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina  
189Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
190Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott  
191Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:46 
192Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:05:21 
193Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:07:53 
194Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:09:30 
195Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:48 
DNSStefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNSNicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Sprint 1 - Santa Teresa di Gallura, km 135
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina10 pts
2Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data6 
3Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice3 
4Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo2 
5Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
6Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
8Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
Sprint 2 - Cannigione, km 173
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data10 pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo6 
3Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina3 
4Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
5Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1 
6Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
7Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott  
8Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Multeddu, km 68
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe3 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina2 
3Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 4) Trinità d'Agultu, km 90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe3 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina2 
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data1 
Mountain 3 (Cat. 4) San Pantaleo, km 185
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe3 pts
2Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data2 
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo1 
Combativity
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data9 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina8 
3Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe6 
4Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo6 
5Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe6 
6Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott5 
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4 
8Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo3 
10Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates2 
11Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe15:40:45 
2Trek-Segafredo  
2UAE Team Emirates  
4Dimension Data  
5Team Sunweb  
6Movistar Team  
7Team Sky  
8Orica-Scott  
9Quick-Step Floors  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Bahrain-Merida  
12Lotto Soudal  
13Gazprom – Rusvelo  
13AG2R La Mondiale  
15Katusha-Alpecin  
16Cannondale-Drapac  
17Astana Pro Team0:00:18 
17CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
19Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:26 
20FDJ0:00:36 
21Wilier Triestina  
22Bardiani CSF0:02:18 
Super teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe65 pts
2Orica-Scott35 
3Dimension Data33 
4Trek-Segafredo28 
5Lotto Soudal25 
6UAE Team Emirates14 
7Wilier Triestina11 
8Gazprom – Rusvelo7 
9Team Sunweb6 
10Quick-Step Floors5 
11CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo3 
13Katusha-Alpecin2 
14Bardiani CSF  
15Team Sky  
16Movistar Team  
17Astana Pro Team  
18Bahrain-Merida  
19BMC Racing Team  
20AG2R La Mondiale  
21Cannondale-Drapac  
22FDJ  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5:13:25 
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott0:00:04 
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:00:06 
4Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo0:00:08 
5Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:10 
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
7Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
8Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
9Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe  
11Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb  
12Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
13Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors  
14Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
15Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
16Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
17Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
18Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
20Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
21Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
22Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
23Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
25Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
26Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
27Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky  
28Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott  
29Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb  
30Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
31Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
32Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
33Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb  
34Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
35Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
36Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
37Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
38Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
39Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
43Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
44Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
45Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky  
46Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
47Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida  
48Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac  
49Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
50Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
51Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
52Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
53Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
54Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
55Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
56Felix Großschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
57Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
58Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
59Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
60Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
63Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
64Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
66Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
68Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
69Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
70Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin  
71Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:23 
72Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
73Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
74Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
75Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac  
76José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe  
77Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
78José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
79Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
80Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
81Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
82Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
83Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:25 
84Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina0:00:27 
85Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:28 
86Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb  
87Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
88Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
89Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
90Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
91Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
92Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ  
93Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
94Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
95Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
96Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
97Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
98Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
99William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
100Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
101Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
102Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
103Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
105Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
106Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
107Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
108Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
109Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
110Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb  
111Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
112Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
113Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data  
114Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
115Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
116Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
117Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
118Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
119Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
120Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
121Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
122Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
123Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-Scott  
124Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
125Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:44 
126Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
127Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
128Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
130Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
132Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
133Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
134Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:01:03 
135Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:19 
136Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
137Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
138Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
139Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
140Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-Scott  
141Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
142Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
143Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
144Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
145Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
147Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
148Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
149Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
150Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
151Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
152Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
153Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors  
154Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
155Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
156Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
157Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott  
158Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
159Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
160Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
161Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
162Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
163Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
164Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
166Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott  
167Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
168Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
169Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
170Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
171Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
172Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
173Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
174Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
175Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
176Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Sunweb  
177Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
178Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Team Sunweb  
179Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
180Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
181Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
182Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:31 
183Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo0:02:28 
184Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:42 
185Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:59 
186Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-Scott  
187Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
188Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina  
189Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
190Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott  
191Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:56 
192Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:05:31 
193Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:03 
194Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:09:40 
195Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:58 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe50 pts
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott35 
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data32 
4Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina28 
5André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal25 
6Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo18 
7Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo18 
8Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data18 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates14 
10Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice12 
11Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo10 
12Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe10 
13Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data8 
14Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe7 
15Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb6 
16Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5 
17Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors4 
18Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3 
19Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin2 
20Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data2 
21Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott2 
22Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors1 
23Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal1 
24Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data16 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina13 
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo8 
4Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
5Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe3 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe9 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina4 
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data3 
4Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo1 
5Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1 
Combativity classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data9 pts
2Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina8 
3Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe6 
4Pavel Brutt (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo6 
5Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe6 
6Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott5 
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4 
8Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo3 
10Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates2 
11Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5:13:25 
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott0:00:04 
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:00:10 
4Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
5Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb  
6Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
7Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors  
8Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
9Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
10Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott  
11Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
12Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
13Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
14Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
15Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
16Felix Großschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
17Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
21Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
22Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
23Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:28 
24Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
25Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
26Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
27Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
28Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-Scott  
29Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:44 
30Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
31Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
32Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:19 
33Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
34Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
35Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
36Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
37Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors  
38Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
39Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott  
40Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
41Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Team Sunweb  
42Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
43Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo0:02:28 
44Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:05:31 
45Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:58 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe15:40:45 
2Trek-Segafredo  
2UAE Team Emirates  
4Dimension Data  
5Team Sunweb  
6Movistar Team  
7Team Sky  
8Orica-Scott  
9Quick-Step Floors  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Bahrain-Merida  
12Lotto Soudal  
13Gazprom – Rusvelo  
13AG2R La Mondiale  
15Katusha-Alpecin  
16Cannondale-Drapac  
17Astana Pro Team0:00:18 
17CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
19Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:26 
20FDJ0:00:36 
21Wilier Triestina  
22Bardiani CSF0:02:18 
Super team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe65 pts
2Orica-Scott35 
3Dimension Data33 
4Trek-Segafredo28 
5Lotto Soudal25 
6UAE Team Emirates14 
7Wilier Triestina11 
8Gazprom – Rusvelo7 
9Team Sunweb6 
10Quick-Step Floors5 
11CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo3 
13Katusha-Alpecin2 
14Bardiani CSF  
15Team Sky  
16Movistar Team  
17Astana Pro Team  
18Bahrain-Merida  
19BMC Racing Team  
20AG2R La Mondiale  
21Cannondale-Drapac  
22FDJ  

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