TOULOUSE – 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 tyre’s width, and was awarded the victory after a photo finish.
Elia Viviani placed third.
Ewan is part of a new generation of sprinters who are trying to dethrone three-time world champion Peter Sagan.
After winning stages at the Giro d’Italia and Spanish Vuelta, he now added his first Tour victory to complete the list of Grands Tours.