Australian Caleb Ewan timed his effort to perfection to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a bunch dash on the finish of a 198-km hilly journey via the Alpine foothills on Monday.
Sam Bennett regarded in management however the Irishman had most likely underestimated the headwind and settled for second place as he watched Lotto-Soudal fastman Ewan whizz round him to grab his fourth stage win on the Tour. Italian Giacomo Nizzolo took third place. France’s Julian Alaphilippe retained the general chief’s yellow jersey.
Tuesday’s fourth stage is a 160.5-km effort from Sisteron to Orcieres-Merlette for the primary summit end of the race.
An all-French breakaway that includes Anthony Perez, polka dot jersey holder Benoit Cosnefroy and Jerome Cousin was saved on a decent leash by the bunch.Perez later deserted with a rib fracture and a attainable collapsed lung after crashing into his staff’s automobile, his Cofidis outfit mentioned.