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Caleb Ewan sprints to first Tirreno-Adriatico win

Caleb Ewan sprints to first Tirreno-Adriatico win

ROME: Caleb Ewan powered across the cobbles in Umbria on Wednesday to take the finishing sprint at the end of the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico.…

Thursday, Mar 10

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ROME: Caleb Ewan powered across the cobbles in Umbria on Wednesday to take the finishing sprint at the end of the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico.
The Australian, who rides for Lotto Soudal, surged past Frenchman Arnaud Demare of Groupama in the finishing straight after a 170km third stage from Murlo to Terni.
Dutchman Olav Kooij of Jumbo was third and veteran French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni of Arkea fourth.
Italian Filippo Ganna of Ineos retained the overall lead, 11 seconds ahead of Belgian Remco Evenepoel of Quick-Step , with defending champion Tadej Pogacar 14 seconds behind.
Ewan had trailed in 15th the day before when Dutch rider Tim Merlier won followed by Kooij.
On Wednesday, the 27-year-old was in the right place at the right time for his first stage victory in the ‘Race of the Two Seas’.
"I’ve been coming for a few years and I’ve always had bad luck or lack of form. It’s a race where I wanted to win," he said.
"I’m happy with the way the year is starting."
Tour de France champion Pogacar, a Slovenian who rides for UAE, and French world champion Julian Alaphilippe of Quick-Step were the main agitators of the last part of the stage, breaking away with less than 30 kilometres to go in a group of four.
The quartet built of to 25 seconds but were hauled in by the sprinters’ teams with 13 km to go.
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