Caleb Ewan fired from a long way back and weaved his way to a headwind sprint victory on stage three of the Tour de France 2020.
The Australian sprinter was out of position and chasing Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) in the final 100 metres, but Ewan found an extra gear to kick from behind and weaved his way through the tightest gap to narrowly secure the victory.
Ewan’s victory is the first for Lotto-Soudal in this Tour and will be a welcome result, as the Belgian WorldTour squad lost both John Degenkolb and Philippe Gilbert after the opening stage.
Bennett took a frustrating second place, with Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT Pro Cycling) rounding out the podium.
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) finished safely in the bunch to hold onto his yellow jersey for another day.
Tour de France 2020, stage three: Nice to Sisteron (198km)
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto-Soudal
2. Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling