Lukas Pöstlberger: 'The sprinters I beat seemed happy for me'

The Austrian surprised the peloton by slipping off the front in the final of stage on of the Giro, but says the sprinters were nothing but magnanimous in defeat

Lukas Postlberger celebrates victory at Giro d'Italia 2017 stage one (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) feels that the sprinters, though losing a chance to win the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia and to wear the pink jersey, felt happy for his victory on Friday in Olbia.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.