Sisteron (AP) - The Australian Caleb Ewan has won the third stage of the 107th Tour de France.

After 198 kilometers from Nice to Sisteron, Roger Kluge's team-mate won the mass sprint ahead of Sam Bennett from Ireland and Giacomo Nizzolo from Italy.

The German drivers again played no role in the second sprint finish.

The yellow jersey of the overall winner continues to be worn by the French superstar Julian Alaphilippe, who crossed the finish line with the main field.

The favorites around last year's winner Egan Bernal from Colombia and the German hopeful Emanuel Buchmann lost no time either.

That could look different on Tuesday, when the first mountain arrival is on the program.

After 160.5 kilometers, it goes up to the ski station in Orcières-Merlette, which is 1825 meters high.

The mountain in the first category has an average gradient of 6.7 percent over 7.1 kilometers.

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