Caleb Ewan edges out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett to claim victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic retains the yellow jersey
- Caleb Ewan claimed victory in 11th stage of Tour de France after a dash end
- The Australian edged Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett to claim second stage win
- Lotto-Soudal rider recovered from being narrowly overwhelmed by Bennett on Tuesday
- Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma retained yellow jersey in General Classification
Caleb Ewan snatched victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France in Poitiers.
The 167.5km stage from Chatelaillon-Plage got here down to the anticipated dash end with Ewan taking his second stage of the Tour whereas Peter Sagan claimed second forward of Sam Bennett in a photograph end.
Ewan was an in depth second to Bennett 24 hours earlier on the Ile de Re however this time had the pace to come previous the Irishman simply earlier than the road.
Australian Caleb Ewan claimed victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France in Poitiers
Lotto-Soudal rider claimed victory 24 hours after being narrowly edged out by Sam Bennett
Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Bennett had been hoping to repeat the victory of fellow Irishman Sean Kelly the final time a Tour stage completed in Poitiers again in 1978 however had to accept retaining the inexperienced jersey, together with his benefit over Sagan reduce to 15 factors.
There was no change on the prime of the overall classification, with Slovenian Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma persevering with to lead from defending champion Egan Bernal of the Ineos Grenadiers.
Victory for Australian Ewan adopted his success on stage three to Sisteron.
Ewan (R) edged out Peter Sagan and Bennett (L) in a dash end in the 167.5km stage
‘It was very, very hectic,’ the Lotto-Soudal rider stated.
‘I knew from the primary stage that I gained simply to keep calm and watch for the proper hole to open. I simply had an actual need to win right this moment after yesterday and I’m pleased to repay my team-mates with the win.’
A messy finale noticed Jumbo-Visma’s Wout Van Aert open it up early in pursuit of a 3rd stage victory, however Sagan pressured his method by way of on the within, and beat Bennett with a motorcycle throw on the road.
Sagan snatched second place from the Irishman in a photograph end with a motorcycle throw on the road
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