Ewan takes line honours on stage 3

Australian criterium champion Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) has taken line honours during the third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under making it two from three for the punchy sprinter. Ewan managed to hold off Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky) and world champion, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) under the humid conditions from Glenelg to Victor Harbour. STG31.jpg

The win came after a nervous peloton approached the final kilometre of the race with a crash involving Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), second in the overall standings, in the final three kilometres. Izagirre was given group time, however, due to the close location of the crash. Ewan came from far back after Team Sky lead the field onto the finishing straight of the Victor Harbour esplanade, closely followed by Trek-Segafredo and Bora-Hansgrohe.

Richie Porte (BMC) maintained his lead atop the general classification to take the Ochre Jersey into stage four of the six stage race. Stage three begins in cosmopolitan Norwood and finishes in Campbelltown.

Images C/O Cycling News

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