Astana Pro’s Pello Bilbao won the 134.6km first stage of the Tour of the Alps, which finished in Folgaria, Italy, yesterday.
The Spanyiard soloed to victory in 3:26:41, beating teammate and compatriot Luis León Sánchez into second. Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec’s Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Colombia) rounded out the podium.
South Africa’s Louis Meintjies, who was set to take a leadership role for DiData before the tour, finished 22nd.
View more results below.
1. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 3:26:41
2. Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team +0:06
3. Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ +0:10
5. Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7. George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo
8. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
10. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates +0:14