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Caleb Ewan takes maiden Giro d’Italia victory on stage 7

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Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) took his first Giro d’Italia stage win on day seven. Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Sam Bennett (Bora–Hansgrohe) crossed the finish line in second and third respectively in Alberobello.

Despite a lumpy start and finish, stage seven of the Giro d’Italia offered another opportunity for a bunch sprint into Alberobello.

Just three riders rode into the breakaway, before it shortly dropped down to just two, making the long 224km stage more simple for the sprint teams to control.

Orica-Scott shared the duties at the front of the peloton with Quickstep Floors and Lotto-Soudal and the gap never reached four-minutes.

As the race approached the technical and complicated finish, the intensity stepped up as outfits tried to keep their leaders in front and out of danger.

The race was back together with 14km to go and Orica-Scott hit the front.

After a final lead out from Mezgec, Ewan launched early to navigate the most direct line to the finish, just holding onto the victory in a final lunge.

“This win has probably brought me more joy than any other,” Ewan said at the finish. “Everyday I didn’t get a win, I felt the pressure build so to finally get the victory it feels pretty good.”


Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 7 (Castrovillari – Alberobello):

1Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)5:35:18
2Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

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3Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

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4André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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5Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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6Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)

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7Enrico Battaglin (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+02”

8Rudiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)

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9Alexey Tsatevich (Gazprom – Rusvelo)

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10Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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11Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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12Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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13Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)

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14Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)

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15Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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16Luka Mezgec (Orica-Scott)

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17Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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18Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF)

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19Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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20Davide Martinelli (Quick-Step Floors)

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General classification after stage 7:

1Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

33:56:07

2Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+06”

3Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+10”

4Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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6Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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7Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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8Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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9Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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10Andrey Amador (Movistar)

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11Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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12Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

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13Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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14Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+14”

15Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+23”

16Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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17Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+46”

18Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+1’03”

19Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+1’18”

20Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+01’32”