Caleb Ewan sprints to precious first Tour de France stage win


Caleb Ewan has won the 3rd stage of Tour de France finishing in Sisteron. In a bunch sprint the 26-year-old Australian was faster than Sam Bennett and Giacomo Nizzolo. For Ewan it is his fourth stage win in the Tour de France.

​​​​​​​Caleb Ewan:

“Unfortunately team Lotto Soudal is down to six riders after the crashes of Phil and John in the opening stage. But everyone stayed motivated. We knew that when everything went right I could win the sprint today. All my teammates gave 110% today and made up for the two guys that were missed. And yeah, it worked!”

“The guys did a great job of keeping me in the front in the final. In the last kilometer I was literally too far forward, so I dropped back into the wheels. That gave me some time to rest the legs a little bit before the final leadout. Coming from behind was a bit of a risk but I found my way through the barrier and I came with a lot of speed. In the end it worked out perfectly.”

“We knew today was gonna be possibly quite hard. In the end only a little break went up the road and it was quite controlled. We need to take every sprint opportunity we can, because they are pretty rare this year.”

“This is the Tour de France. It is the biggest race and the world, where every rider wants to win at. I am so happy to get another win here. I hope to keep coming back and keep winning. With the caliber of sprinting here it is always gonna be hard to win more stages. But we have some more chances, and we will take them as they come.”