Stage win­ner: Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-scott

New­mar­ket > Alde­burgh, 187km

Cycling Weekly - - Feature -


Af­ter a break in the rhythm with yes­ter­day’s time trial, nor­mal ser­vice was re­sumed on the race’s sixth stage. A group of seven rid­ers, in­clud­ing three of the four do­mes­tic Con­ti­nen­tal teams, went up the road early and built a lead that stuck around the two to three-minute mark for most of the day.

Brit James Shaw (Lotto-soudal), clearly the strong­est rider in the break, tried to mo­ti­vate a greater ef­fort in the clos­ing kilo­me­tres to keep it away, and Alex Dowsett (Mo­vis­tar) also tried a lone at­tack from the pelo­ton but the sprint­ers were not to be de­nied. Hav­ing safely ne­go­ti­ated a fast down­hill run to the fi­nal tight cor­ner with around 300m to go, Caleb Ewan (Orica-scott) hit the front and won by sev­eral lengths over Quick Step ri­val Fer­nando Gaviria. Race leader: Lars Boom (Ned) Lot­tonl-jumbo

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