Caleb Ewan: You're not always thinking about safety in a Tour de France bunch sprint

POITIERS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 09 Arrival Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Celebration during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 11 a 1675km stage from ChatelaillonPlage to Poitiers TDF2020 LeTour on September 09 2020 in Poitiers France Photo by Christophe PetitTesson PoolGetty Images
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Before stage 11, Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) had described the flat run to Poitiers to France Télévisions as “the last chance before Paris” for the sprinters in this year’s Tour de France, and the Australian sprinter seized that opportunity with both hands.

Despite the pressure and even with a serious lack of support teammates – Lotto-Soudal have already lost three riders, including two on the opening day – Ewan was perfectly positioned in the twisting final kilometres in Poitiers as he claimed the fifth Tour stage win of his career, taken very narrowly against Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step).

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