TERMOLI, Italy (AP) — Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan claimed his second sprint victory in the Giro d’Italia and Attila Valter kept the pink jersey after the seventh stage on Friday.
Ewan, who rides for the Lotto Soudal team, closed a gap to Fernando Gaviria with about 100 meters remaining and finished just ahead of Davide Cimolai and Tim Merlier.
Ewan, who also won Stage 5, took his fifth career win at the Giro and 50th overall in his career.
“I knew it would be a good finish for me,” he said. “Then it was a question of being smart and a lot of team work, too. … It was a super hard finish and I had to go deep to win. My legs were absolutely burning.”