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Ewan wins Tour of Britain third stage, reclaims lead

(Reuters) - Australian Caleb Ewan claimed his second victory in the opening three stages of the Tour of Britain to reclaim the overall lead on Tuesday.

The Orica Scott rider beat Norways’s Edvald Boasson Hagen by less than a wheel’s width in a sprint finish in Scunthorpe.

File Photo: Matej Mohoric of Slovenia (C), Caleb Ewan of Australia (L) and Josip Rumac of Croatia show their medals on the podium after the Men's Junior Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren
Ewan, who also won the first stage on Sunday, moved six seconds clear of overnight leader Italian Elia Viviani of Team Sky, who finished seventh in the bunch sprint.

“Today was a tough day with the weather,” Ewan said after a ride through the flat terrain of Lincolnshire. “It wasn’t as straightforward as we might have expected.”

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris

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