07/17 11:24 CDT Ewan posts first Tour stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellow
Ewan posts first Tour stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellow
TOULOUSE, France (AP) --- Tour de France debutant Caleb Ewan sprinted to
victory on Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday, while Frenchman Julian
Alaphilippe kept the race leader's yellow jersey a day before the race enters
the high mountains.
Ewan, a 25-year-old Australian, edged fellow sprinter Dylan Groenewegen by a
tire's width and was awarded the victory after photo finish. Elia Viviani
There was a crash about 30 kilometers from the finish line that left Niki
Terpstra with a suspected collarbone fracture and took him out of the race.
Overall contenders Nairo Quintana and Richie Porte were also involved in the
pile-up but got back on their bikes.
The battle for the general classification is expected to intensify over the
next five days, with three mountain stages and a time trial on the program.
Thursday's stage features two first category climbs
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