Caleb Ewan posts 2nd Tour stage win in suffocating heat

NIMES, France --- Caleb Ewan beat his sprinting rivals in suffocating heat to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping the race leader's yellow jersey. With temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 F), Alaphilippe and his main rivals did not attack each other over the 177-kilometer mainly flat stage in the Nimes rural hinterland. Defending champion Geraint Thomas crashed about 40 kilometers after the race started from the Roman city but escaped largely unscathed, with a few scratches on his left elbow. Ewan, a Tour debutant, edged Elia Viviani and Dylan Groenewegen to post his second stage win following his mai...

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