Tour of Britain
Stage 1: Edinburgh to Kelso - Stage Details

Giro d’Italia stage winner Caleb Ewan has kicked off the 2017 OVO Tour of Britain in style, taking a very close sprint victory after a fantastic ORICA-SCOTT lead-out.

The 23-year-old launched out from the wheel of Slovenian champion Luka Mezgec in the final few hundred metres and battled across the bumpy cobbles to steal the sprint victory in a photo finish and move into the overall race lead.

“We came through the finish line during the race so I got to look at the road surface and I knew it was going to be a pretty bumpy sprint,” Ewan said. “I knew I wouldn’t be able to go down into my normal low sprinting position and I had to stay a bit more upright.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:34:17
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - Dimension Data
3 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky
4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Katusha-Alpecin
5 Fernando Gaviria (COL) - Quick-Step Floors
6 Christopher Lawless (GBR) - Great Britain
7 Brenton Jones (AUS) - JLT Condor
8 Nikolas Maes (BEL) - Lotto Soudal
9 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Quick-Step Floors
10 Floris Gerts (NED) - BMC Racing Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:34:17
15 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:34:17
36 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:34:17
41 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:34:17
71 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:41