Caleb Ewan victorious again in Tour of Britain
Sep 08 2017 04:15 pm CET

Caleb Ewan victorious again in Tour of Britain

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) has won the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain. The Australian was the fastest at the final sprint and took his third stage victory in this year's race.

The sixth stage was 187 kilometres long between Newmarket and Aldeburgh. The day featured one third category climb and was expected to finish in a bunch sprint.

During the first kilometres of the stage, seven riders escaped from the peloton. Connor Swift (Madison), James Shaw (Lotto Soudal), Harry Tanfield (BIKE Channel), Enrico Barbin (Bardiani), Regan Gough (An Post), Jacob Hennessy (Great Britain) and Hayden McCormick (ONE Pro) got a gap of more than two minutes with the peloton.

A bunch pulled by BMC, LottoNL-Jumbo and Team Sky sped up and caught the escapees with three kilometres to go. Very soon after, Alex Dowsett (Movistar) attacked but was soon caught by a very motivated pack pulled by Orica-Scott, Quick-Step Floors and Sky.

In the last metres, Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) made a bold move and launched his sprint very early after a mistake by Quick-Step's lead-out train in the final corner. The Australian was so strong that his rivals couldn't catch him and he crossed the finish line with a comfortable advantage over Quick-Step's Fernando Gaviria and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Lotto NL-Jumbo's Lars Boom keeps the leader's jersey for another day.
Photo of Caleb Ewan (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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