The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Dramatic win for Ewan


Australian Caleb Ewan won a dramatic sprint finish to claim victory in the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia in Alberobell­o.

The Orica-Scott rider held off Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) of Ireland to edge home over the final 300 metres.

The overall standings remained largely unchanged after a flat stage which came to life at the end.

Kristijan Koren (Cannondale­Drapac) attempted a late breakaway but was soon hauled back by the sprinters, with Ewan holding his nerve the best.

It means Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) retains his six-second lead over Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas in the overall standings.

Thomas finished safely amid the peloton in 12th place

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