Tour of Beijing
Stage 3: Yanqing to Qianjiadian Chao Yang Temple - Stage Details

20-year-old Caleb Ewan has finished 10th on stage three of the Tour of Beijing, swept up in the closing metres after hitting the front in the final straight.

The longest day of the 2014 race, the 176km stage from Yanqing to Qianjiadian saw riders negotiate two intermediate sprints and as many as seven categorised climbs.

With a fast run into the finish the race was together as ORICA-GreenEDGE hit the front in the closing kilometres in effort to deliver Ewan to the line.

Maneuvering a tight bend with 500m to race, Ewan hit the front shortly after, but wasn’t able to hold on as he was swamped from behind. Tyler Farrar (GRS) came from a long way back to take the stage victory. 

“There was two options to approach today’s sprint,” sport director Matt White explained.

Read the full stage 3 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) - Garmin-Sharp 4:15:46
2 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant Shimano ST
3 Nikolas Maes (BEL) - Omega Pharma-QuickStep ST
4 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling ST
5 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (ARG) - Lampre-Merida ST
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - Team Sky ST
7 Danny van Poppel (NED) - Trek Factory Racing ST
8 Boy van Poppel (NED) - Trek Factory Racing ST
9 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Ag2r-La Mondiale ST
10 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
18 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
49 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
65 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
80 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:12
86 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:34
89 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:07
109 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:01