Highlands News

Second stage victory for Caleb Ewan

caleb ewan tour de france september 10

Former Southern Highlands cyclist Caleb Ewan has claimed his second victory in this year's Tour de France, winning a tightly-contested sprint to claim the 11th stage - a 167.5-km ride from Chatelaillon-Plage.

The Lotto-Soudal rider threw his bike forward over the line to narrowly beat triple world champion Peter Sagan, who was judged to have leaned into Belgian Wout van Aert in the final stretch and was relegated to last place in the sprinting group.

"I tried to get out at the last moment, I went out quite late. It was pretty hectic," said Ewan.

"In the end we're all really in the heat of the moment and we don't always think of safety. I'm sure Peter didn't mean to harm anyone. Maybe he shouldn't have done that."

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IMAGE CREDIT: Lotto Soudal