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Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018

Astana Again: Bilbao Takes Alps Stage 1

PeloPics: Astana’s Pello Bilbao took the opening stage of the 2018 Tour of the Alps, 134,6 Km from Arco to Folgaria. The Spaniard launched his attack on the final descent, soloing to the finish line in Folgaria, and taking the overall leadership.

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Pello Bilbao (ESP - Astana Pro Team)  pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage win and overall for Astana’s Pello Bilbao

Behind the winner, Luis Leon Sanchez claimed the second place at 6 seconds, completing an Astana one-two. Colombian youngster Ivan Ramiro Sosa (Androni-Sidermec) finished third.

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Christopher Froome (GBR - Team Sky)  pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Strong 5th place for Chris Froome

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Alpine vines

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Typical mountain village

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Mountains and lakes of the Alps

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The blossom is out

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Pello Bilbao (ESP - Astana Pro Team) pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Pello Bilbao on the attack

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP - Astana Pro Team) - Ivan Ramiro SOSA CUERVO (Columbia / Team Androni Giocattoli) pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Luis Leon Sanchez was second at 6 seconds

Folgaria - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Pello Bilbao (ESP - Astana Pro Team) pictured during Tour of the Alps 2018, stage-1 from Arco to Folgaria, 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage and overall for Bilbao

Alps stage 1:

Tour of the Alps Stage 1 Result:
1. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana in 3:26:41
2. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana at 0:06
3. Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni-Sidermec
4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
5. Christopher Froome (GB) Sky
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7. George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo
8. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
10. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE-Team Emirates at 0:14.

Tour of the Alps Overall After Stage 1:
1. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana in 3:26:31
2. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana at 0:10
3. Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni-Sidermec at 0:12
4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:20
5. Christopher Froome (GB) Sky
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7. George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo
8. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
10. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE-Team Emirates at 0:24.

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