Richie Porte sits tucked in among his BMC teammates on Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday. Will BMC hit back today? Picture Sarah Reed
Richie Porte sits tucked in among his BMC teammates on Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday. Will BMC hit back today? Picture Sarah Reed

Ewan sprints to Tour Down Under stage victory

AUSTRALIAN sprint sensation Caleb Ewan has stunned the Tour Down Under with an outstanding win at Stirling.

After finishing third in the People's Choice Classic on Sunday and second on Stage 1, Ewan went one better again on Thursday's uphill finish to win the 148.6km second stage that started in Unley.

Ewan came off the wheel of world champion Peter Sagan in the last few hundred metres and was by himself as he crossed the line, raising his fists in triumph.

He finished ahead of Mitchelton-Scott teammate Daryl Impey and fellow Aussie Jay McCarthy. Sagan finished fourth.

He now leads the overall classification by 10 seconds ahead of Impey and Sagan.

Stage 3 on Wednesday starts in Glenelg and travels 146.5km to Victor Harbor.


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