Tour de France: Caleb Ewan wins thrilling sprint in Poitiers

Caleb Ewan
The victory is Ewan’s second stage win of this year’s Tour

Lotto Soudal’s Australian rider Caleb Ewan snatched victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France as the sprinters went toe to toe in a thrilling finish.

Seven-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan edged out Sam Bennett for second after muscling aside Wout van Aert in the run-in.

Irishman Bennett remains in green.

Jumbo-Visma safely delivered team leader Primoz Roglic through the 167.5km stage to maintain the Slovenian’s 21-second overall lead.

Stage 11 result

1. Caleb Ewan (Aus/Lotto Soudal) 4hrs 00mins 01secs

2. Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe) Same time

3. Sam Bennett (Ire/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

4. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma)

5. Bryan Coquard (Fra/BB Hotels-Vital Concept)

6. Clement Venturini (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale)

7. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo)

8. Luka Mezgec (Slo/Mitchelton-Scott)

9. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra/Israel Start-up Nation)

10. Olivier Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale)

General classification after stage 11

1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 46hrs 15mins 24secs

2. Egan Bernal (Col/Ineos Grenadiers) +21secs

3. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis) +28secs

4. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R-La Mondiale) +30secs

5. Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea-Samsic) +32secs

6. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Pro Cycling) Same time

7. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE-Team Emirates) +44secs

8. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +1mins 02secs

9. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +1mins 15secs

10. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren) +1mins 42secs

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/54093786

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