Monday, 15 May 2017 : Team Sky’s Elia Viviani came home in third place on the opening stage of the Tour of California as Marcel Kittel took victory.
Quick-Step Floor’s Kittel took a relatively comfortable win as the 167-kilometre stage which began and finished in Sacramento ended in the expected bunch sprint.
Kittel’s first career win in California came ahead of world champion Peter Sagan of Bora-Hansgrohe, with Viviani just behind to complete the podium.
Team Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish, who has 10 career victories in this race, is not taking part this year having failed to recover from the Epstein-Barr Virus in time.
Source : Internet