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Australian Ewan wins 5th Vuelta stage, Dumoulin gains lead

Australian Caleb Ewan wins 5th Vuelta stage in final sprint, Dumoulin jumps to overall lead

Australian Ewan wins 5th Vuelta stage, Dumoulin gains lead

ALCALA DE GUADAIRA, Spain (AP) -- Caleb Ewan of Australia charged to the front in the final hundred meters (yards) to win the fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday, while Tom Dumoulin did enough to pass Colombian Esteban Chaves for the overall lead.

Dumoulin gained the leader's red jersey by finishing just five spots ahead of Chaves as the peloton crossed the line, enough for a one-second lead heading into Thursday's stage at the three-week Vuelta.

The 21-year-old Ewan sprinted past German John Degenkolb in the closing stages of the flat 167.3-kilometer (103.9-mile) leg from Rota to Alcala de Guadaira to secure his first major victory.

Sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia tried to make a move as the peloton approached the finish line but it was only good for third.


Updated : 2021-09-29 10:40 GMT+08:00