Giro 2017: Narrow sprint victory Ewan, Jungels retains in lead

The 7th stage of the Giro d’Italia runs on gently undulating course to Alberobello. After 224 kilometres the race comes down to a bunch sprint with Caleb Ewan pipping Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett. Bob Jungels retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage 2017 Giro d’Italia

1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
3. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
4. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
6. Ryan Gibbons (rsa) s.t.
7. Enrico Battaglin (ita) + 0.02
8. Rüdiger Selig (ger) s.t.
9. Alexey Tsatevich (rus) s.t.
10. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.

GC after 7th stage
1. Bob Jungels (lux)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.06
3. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.10
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) s.t.
6. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
7. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
8. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
9. Andrey Amador (crc) s.t.
10. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.

11. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
12. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
13. Davide Formolo (ita) s.t.
14. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.14
15. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.23
16. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Giuseppe Fonzi, Simone Ponzi and Dmitry Kozonchuk jump clear to race to a lead of 3 minutes. Then Ponzi faces a mechanical at kilometre 36 and he is swallowed by the bunch. The other two race to a lead of more than 4 minutes before they are reeled in with 20 kms to go.

Koren goes alone with 4 kms to go, but he is gobbled up after a 1 km effort and the race comes down to a fast men’s showdown with Caleb Ewan turning out on top. The Australian pocket-sprinter pips Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett on the line, while André Greipel comes in a bike length later.

Read about the route of the 7th stage in the 2017 Giro.

Giro 2017 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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Caleb Ewan

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