Pello Bilbao wins Tour of the Alps first stage as Froome attacked in the final km
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Pello Bilbao wins Tour of the Alps first stage as Froome attacked in the final km

Bilbao Tour of the Alps

 

Astana’s Pello Bilbao has claimed Tour of the Alps’ first stage (134.6km) victory as second place goes once again to the same squad. Now riders have started the second day of the Tour aka The Queen Stage, with Bilbao having the overall lead.

 

 

He was able to get away after the final climb of the route with another 3 km to go. Bilbao eventually ended up establishing a 10-sec gap between him and the other riders as he crossed the finish line in 3:26:41.

 

Team Sky’s Chris Froome took fifth at 10 seconds, right behind his main rival FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot.

 

Tour of the Alps 2018: Stage one Results

 

1 Pello Bilbao (Esp) Astana Pro Team, in 3:26:41

2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team, at 6sec

3 Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni-Sidermec

4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 10sec

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, at 14sec

 

General classification so far

 

1 Pello Bilbao (Esp) Astana Pro Team, in 3:26:31

2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team, at 10sec

3 Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni-Sidermec, at 12sec

4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 20sec

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, at 24sec

 


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