Peter Sagan

Fernando Gaviria wins first stage at Tour of California

Fernando Gaviria wins first stage at Tour of California

Fernando Gaviria missed the spring classics after the Quick-Step Floors cyclist broke his hand in a crash at Tireno-Adriatico, interrupting what had already been a successful start to the season.

The Colombian sprinter showed Sunday that he hasn't lost his form.

Gaviria timed his final push perfectly on the flat run-in to the finish in Long Beach, winning the opening stage of the Tour of California and earning the time bonus to give him the overall lead.

Australian rival Caleb Ewan was second in a field packed with some of the world's top sprinters, while three-time and reigning world champion Peter Sagan rounded out the podium.

“The feeling during the race was...

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