Ewan surges in tough sprint to claim second Giro stage win

Caleb Ewan claimed his second stage win at this year’s Giro d’Italia as he again showed his sprinting prowess at the end of the 181-kilometre seventh stage on Friday.

The Australian Lotto Soudal rider followed his victory on a crash-hit stage five with a well-timed surge at the finish in Termoli after an uneventful day.

Caleb Ewan (left) sprints to victory in stage seven of the Giro d’Italia.Credit:AP

“There were a few points in the last 10 kilometres where we needed to be in the front so we didn’t have to brake and we got a really good ride in. They did a really good job.

“My legs were burning at the end, it was basically sprinting for the last 450 metres with a slight uphill so it was a tough one.

“When Gavaria goes you know he has the strength and the speed to hold it. I had a bit of a run and really accelerated.”

After the incidents of the previous two days it was a quiet day for the main GC contenders.

Valter will keep the leader’s jersey for another day at least and will take an 11-second lead over Remco Evenepoel into the eighth stage which features one category two climb and a steep finish at Guardia Sanframondi.

Reuters

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