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Ewan continues sprint domination at Tour Down Under

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Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan has claimed his second stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under, sprinting to victory in a messy bunch kick into Victor Harbor on stage three.

Ewan, who also won on the opening stage of the six-day race, avoided a crash in the final five kilometres and came from a long way back, but timed his move to perfection to win ahead of world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Team Bahrain Merida).

“It was definitely satisfying,” Ewan said of today’s victory. “It got really really hectic in the end and I thought in the last ‘kay’ I was too far back but luckily I made my way up before the sprint and had a good run to the finish.”

“I lost my last (lead out) guy in Daryl Impey in the crash so that was a big blow. But I just held in there tight and tried to jump onto some of the other wheels and it opened up for me in the end.”

Tour Down Under 2017 – stage 3 results (Glenelg – Victor Harbor):

1Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)

3:24:45

2Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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3Niccolò Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida)

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4Danny van Poppel (Team Sky)

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5Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)

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6Nikias Arndt (Sunweb)

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7Sean De Bie (Lotto Soudal)

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8Lorrenzo Manzin (FDJ)

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9Ruben Guerreiro (Trek-Segafredo)

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10Baptiste Planckaert (Katusha-Alpecin)

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