Lukas Postlberger springs surprise with win on opening stage of Giro d’Italia

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Lukas Postlberger upset the odds to take victory on the opening stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia in Olbia.

A bunch sprint had been expected at the end of the 206 kilometre stage from Alghero and Postlberger went to the front of the peloton with two kilometres left to start the lead-out for his Bora-Hansgrohe team-mate Sam Bennett of Ireland.

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