Fernando Gaviria beats Sagan and Ewan again at Tour of California for second stage win

Colombian sprinter takes second victory of the race

Fernando Gaviria wins stage five of the Tour of California

(Image credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images for AEG)

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) took his second stage win of the 2018 Tour of California as he out-sprinted Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on stage five.

With only one minor categorised climb halfway through the stage, stage five of the Tour of California look destined to be decided in a bunch sprint, with Michael Rice (Hagens Berman Axeon), Ruben Companioni and Fabian Lienhard (Holowesko-Citadel), Tanner Putt (UnitedHealthcare), and Stijn Vandenbergh (Ag2r La Mondiale) being the five riders who formed the day's doomed breakaway.

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