The Australian rider Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott) won the 224km Castrovillari-Alberobello (Valle d’Itria) seventh stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third.
Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott) 224km in 5h35’18”, average speed 40.033km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) s.t.
3 – Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
1 – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
2 – Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) a 6″
3 – Adam Yates (Orica – Scott) a 10″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Caleb Ewan said: “It feels so good after the first few disappointments I’ve had. I don’t think I’ve felt so good before. It was a bit crazy at the end. We got caught too far back at about three kilometres to go. But we found each other. We didn’t panic. The boys did a perfect job.”
The race leader Bob Jungels said: “It was a bit crazy today but I had to ride at the front in the last ten kilometres to come home safe. It’s not a disappointment for our team to not win with Fernando Gaviria today, because he did a great sprint and the team helped him. It’s no shame to lose against Caleb Ewan who is very fast.”