Tour of California 2018 Stage 1: Gaviria outguns Ewan and Sagan to take GC-lead

fernando gaviria - Tour of California 2018 Stage 1: Gaviria outguns Ewan and Sagan to take GC-leadStage 1 in the Tour of California is a flat criterium in Long Beach of 134.5 kilometres. In a stellar field with almost all world class sprinters Fernando Gaviria powers to the first leader's jersey in California. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2018 Tour of California

1. Fernando Gaviria (col)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) z.t
3. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
4. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
5. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
6. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
7. Kiel Reijnen (usa) s.t.
8. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.
9. Tyler Magner (usa) s.t.
10. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.

GC after the 1st stage
1. Fernando Gaviria (col)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) + 0.04
3. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.06
4. Marcel Kittel (ger) + 0.10
5. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
6. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
7. Kiel Reijnen (usa) s.t.
8. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.
9. Tyler Magner (usa) s.t.
10. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.

Race report
Andrei Krasilnikau and Tanner Putt jump clear when the flag is dropped. They race to a lead of more than 2 minutes before the peloton takes control and with 8 kms remaining the breakaway is brought back.

In the ensuing sprint Fernando Gaviria outclasses Caleb Ewan, while Peter Sagan comes in third.

With a final climb of 12 kilometres at 8% the 2nd stage is for the mountain goats and GC-guys.

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