Alberobello, 12 May 2017 – Australia’s Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) claimed his first ever stage victory at the Giro d’Italia as he outsprinted Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) in a spectacular bunch gallop in Alberobello after Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier Triestina) got reined in with 20km to go. Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) retained the Maglia Rosa for the fourth day.
To celebrate stage 7 of the 100th Giro d’Italia, the town of Alberobello dedicated the area next to today’s finish line to the Maglia Rosa, Bob Jungels.
Stage 7’s winner, Caleb Ewan, on stage with the American actor, Patrick Dempsey, TAG Heuer (Official Timekeeper of the Giro d’Italia) ambassador
First win at the Giro d’Italia for Caleb Ewan. It’s his second Grand Tour victory after stage 5 at the 2015 Vuelta a España.
This is the 30th stage victory for Australian riders at the Giro, 35 years after the first one, by Tasmania’s Michael Wilson in Cortona on 15 May 1982.
The age of the stage winners so far this year: 22 (Gaviria, Ewan), 25 (Polanc, Pöstlberger), 26 (Dillier), 34 (Greipel). Also in 2012, two riders won a stage before turning 23: Taylor Phinney, 21, and Andrea Guardini, 22.
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