Caleb Ewan times sprint perfectly to take stage 11 victory at Giro d'Italia 2019

Arnaud Démare took second with Pascal Ackermann in third on the long flat stage to Novi Ligure

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) made a perfectly timed effort to take his second win of the Giro d'Italia 2019 on stage 11.

A headwind in the finish meant the sprinters would have wait until just the right moment to launch. It was Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) who went first in the final 150m with Ewan perfectly placed on his wheel. Stage 10 winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Italian champion Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) sat just behind, but neither could do anything to get around the Australian as he blasted past Ackermann on the right hand side towards the line.

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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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