Caleb Ewan takes second stage victory in Tour de France 2020, Roglic retains Yellow
Sep 10 2020 01:58 am CET

Caleb Ewan takes second stage victory in Tour de France 2020, Roglic retains Yellow
Caleb Ewan takes second stage victory in Tour de France 2020, Roglic retains Yellow
Tour de France

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan has taken the victory of the eleventh stage of the Tour de France in a bunch sprint from which Peter Sagan was disqualified after pushing Wout van Aert.

The eleventh stage of the Tour de France took the riders from Chatelaillon-Plage to Poiters over a 167.5-kilometre long stage that was completely flat and perfect for a final sprint. Groupama-FDJ's Mathieu Ladagnous escaped from the peloton as the stage began, and he built a gap of more than three minutes with it, but he was reeled back in with 43 kilometres remaining.

With around 25 kilometres to go, Ion Izagirre (Astana) had a heavy crash that left him out of the race while others that were affected by it like Alexey Lutsenko, Harold Tejada and Jose Joaquin Rojas, could return to their bikes. Teams like Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Lotto Soudal, AG2R La Mondiale and Jumbo-Visma led the pack in the last kilometre, some to assure that their leaders would arrive safely to the finish line and others to prepare for the final sprint.

With six kilometres to go, Pöstelberger attacked and Bob Jungels and Kasper Asgreen went on to catch him back and they were all together with the pack with three kilometres remaining. Sam Bennett -who is wearing the points classification jersey - was the first rider to launch his sprint and has followed by Wout van Aert, Peter Sagan and Ewan. The Australian was the fastest to cross the finish line just ahead of the former world champion and the winner of the previous stage.

But Sagan was disqualified from the sprint due to a obstruction to Van Aert and the Belgian rider of Jumbo Visma climbed to the third position of the stage. Primoz Roglic kept the Yellow Jersey after arriving to the finish with the peloton.




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