News | Giro d'Italia May 5, 2017

Top five for Sacha Modolo in stage 1

UAE Team Emirates' sprinter placed 5th in the opening stage of the Giro

UAE Team Emirates’ Sacha Modolo crossed the finish line at the first stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia amongst the top five alongside Caleb Ewan (ORICA – Scott), Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo). Modolo was in great form, garnering a significant fifth place as Austrian Lukas Poestlberger (BORA – Hansgrohe) was victorious.
I am pleased with the outcome of today’s stage,” says Modolo (photo Bettini, before the start). “Today’s stage was a good opportunity to try and clinch the Pink Jersey. Marcato supported me until Ferrari was able to launch me into a long sprint unfortunately it was a bit too late as Lukas Poestlberger (BORA – Hansgrohe) had closed the gap between him and the sprinters. I would like to congratulate Poestlberger for a fine performance. I am in good form and this is only the beginning. I am looking forward to the upcoming stages and would like to thank my team for all the support.
Stage two is hillier than the opening day of the Giro; the riders start in Olbia with three long climbs and a flat finish of 1.8km on wide roads to Tortolì.

Top Five Race Results for Stage One

1 Lukas Poestlberger (BORA – Hansgrohe 5h13’35” 2 Caleb Ewan (ORICA – Scott) s.t. 3 Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) s.t. 4 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo) s.t. 5 Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates s.t.


General Classification after Stage One

1 Lukas Poestlberger (BORA – Hansgrohe) 5h13’35” 2 Caleb Ewan (ORICA – Scott) 4″ 3 Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) 6″ 4 Pavel Brutt (Gazprom – Rusvelo) 9″ 5 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo) 10″ 6 Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates s.t.