Caleb Ewan sprints to victory in Tour de France stage 3, Alaphilippe retains Yellow
Aug 31 2020 11:44 pm CET

Caleb Ewan sprints to victory in Tour de France stage 3, Alaphilippe retains Yellow
Caleb Ewan sprints to victory in Tour de France stage 3, Alaphilippe retains Yellow
Tour de France

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan has sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France, taking like this his fourth win in the French race.

The third stage of the French grand tour was 198 kilometres long between Nice and Sisteron over a rolling route that was bound to have a fast finish. The breakaway of the day was formed by Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Jerome Cousin (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) and Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R La Mondiale).

With 71 kilometres to go, Cousin continued by himself in front as the other two men gave up on the escape. Although Perez had gathered enough points to take the Polka-Dot jersey at the end of the stage, he crashed on the downhill of the Col de Leques and had to pull out of the race with a broken collarbone.

Cousin received the combativity award of the day and was reeled in by the pack with 16 kilometres to go. The sprinters took their positions ahead of the last kilometre and in it Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) was the first one to make a move but was soon overtook by Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), but Caleb Ewan proved to have the better legs and crossed the finish line in the first position, taking his fourth stage victory in the Tour de France.

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Julian Alaphilippe crossed the finish line with the pack and has maintained the lead of the General Classification.






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