Five things we learned from stage one of the Giro d’Italia

A shock ending to a slow day; Kruijswijk's luck; Bardiani's difficult position; and more talking points from Giro d'Italia 2017 stage one

Lukas Pöstlberger celebrates the Giro d'Italia 2017 race lead after winning stage one.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

What a way to start your first Grand Tour

Lukas Pöstlberger wins stage one of the 2017 Giro d'Italia. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada
(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.