McEwen continues to defend himself

By John Trevorrow in Tours

Davitamon-Lotto sprinter Robbie McEwen still feels that he was hard done by in the finishing sprint of Stage 3, where he was disqualified after the judges deemed him to have hindered Stuart O'Grady with his head in the run into the line. The replays, viewed by millions around the world, showed the pair clashing with 100 metres to go - a normal part of sprinting - but then McEwen seemed to deliberately head-butt O'Grady twice following that. That's how most saw it, including the commissaires, who relegated McEwen to last place in the bunch and put a serious dent in his green jersey chances.

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