Fernando Gaviria sprints ahead of Caleb Ewan to win stage three of Tirreno-Adriatico 2016

The Colombian took his first WorldTour win on the third stage to Montalto di Castro as Zdenek Stybar held on to the overall lead

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Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-QuickStep) took the first WorldTour win of his career on stage three of the 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico, out-pacing fellow young sprint talent Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) to the line in Montalto di Castro.

It was a tough finish for the sprinters on day three of the week-long race, with an uphill ramp averaging 3.5% coming with 350m to go.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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