Velon's WorldTour social media round-up - 12th May - a week at the Giro d'Italia
By Velon Media Team , 12 May 2017

Pöstlberger's arrival

The Bora-hansgrohe Grand Tour debutant Lukas Pöstlberger stole the Stage 1 show - attacking from a depleted front group, and denying the sprinters their day in the sun:

"Good things happen to good people"

After Pöstlberger stole away for that incredible victory in Sardinia last Friday, Michael Gogl of Trek-Segafredo wasn't surprised. "Don't give that man a gap," he warned.

The world turned upside down

On Stage 2 it was Lotto Soudal's day, Andre Greipel's turn to wear pink:

Wasting champagne

After claiming the Maglia Rosa on Stage 3, Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling didn't spray his champagne ... he poured it over his head instead:

Potatoes ...

Stuart O'Grady would have liked a bit more detail on what kind of potatoes Jan Barta (Bora-hansgrohe) likes to eat. While we are on the subject, "Favourite Music: Radio" seems a bit on the vague side, too:

Pibernik's moment of madness

Luka Pibernik of Team Bahrain Merida thought he'd won Stage 5 to Messina. He didn't realise there was another lap to go ...

Avoiding the wooden spoon

Silvan Dillier won Stage 6 - but there was a fierce battle a long way behind him to avoid finishing dead last for the day:

Grace in defeat

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) lost out on Stage 6 but his response was all class:

Hard work pays off

BMC Racing Team's Dillier had worked long and hard to finally achieve a Grand Tour stage win - and he enjoyed his moment when it arrived:

Got, got, need!

Giro sticker albums are all the rage among the riders at this year's Giro. One of commentator Daniel Lloyd's finest hours came with his inclusion in a Panini sticker album:

Where next?