Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels) finished second, while Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) took third.
“It was a pretty tough race all day,” explained Ewan at the finish. “They say this was the hardest stage of the Tour. So, I was not really expecting to be there in the final, and got a little bit gapped on the last climb.
“My team did a great job, waiting for me, and bringing me back to the front of the bunch, and we still had Philippe [Gilbert] and Jasper [De Buyst].
“We heard on the radio that they [Deceuninck-QuickStep] were riding full gas [on the final climb], and I knew that they wouldn’t want me to get back on. But I kept fighting with my teammates and they did a superb job waiting for me and bringing me back, and then also doing the lead-out afterwards.”