Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) out-sprinted Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) to the finish line on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia. Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) took third spot. Stage seven of the Giro d’Italia was a flat, fast stage, following on from the intensity of yesterday’s climb up Mount Etna. After leaving Sciliy behind, today’s stage was the first on the Italian “main land”, with the peloton taking on 159km from Pizzo to Praia a Mare. As soon as racing started, a break of three riders, darted ahead and formed the break for the day. The break consisted of Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli), Markel Irizar (Trek – Segafredo).