Caleb Ewan strikes again at Tour of Britain
Sep 05 2017 04:29 pm CET

Caleb Ewan strikes again at Tour of Britain

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) has won the third stage of the Tour of Britain. The Australian beat Edvald Boasson Hagen and Alexander Kristoff at the final sprint.

The third stage of the British race took place between Normanby Hall Country Park and Scunthorpe. The riders covered 178 kilometres in rainy conditions and faced three climbs of the third category.

Five riders formed the breakaway of the day and managed to create a gap of more than three minutes with the peloton. Graham Briggs and Ian Bibby (JLT Condor), Harry Tanfield (BIKE Channel), Peter Williams (ONE Pro) and Matthew Holmes (Madison Genesis) were in front until the last man remaining was caught with ten kilometres to go.

Behind them, a peloton pulled by Team Sky, Orica-Scott and Dimension Data increased the pace as the kilometres went by to force a final sprint.

During the last 10 kilometres, sprint trains of teams like Dimension-Data, LottoNL-Jumbo, and CCC, controlled the pace to be able to position their riders for the final meters.

At the last metres, Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) attacked but was soon reeled back in. The final sprint was a battle between Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin), and the Australian showed to be a bit stronger than the Norwegians to take his second victory at this year's race.
Photo of Caleb Ewan (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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