VICTORY: Australian Caleb Ewan celebrates his stage win in the Abu Dhabi Tour
VICTORY: Australian Caleb Ewan celebrates his stage win in the Abu Dhabi Tour MATTEO BAZZI

Ewan beats the best in Abu Dhabi Tour sprint

CYCLING: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has beaten some of the world's best sprinters to win the final stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour as Portugal's Rui Costa held on safely to win overall.

Orica-Scott's Ewan beat Briton Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and Germany's Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) in a bunch sprint after 143km of racing.

Cavendish was locked into the Australian's wheel, but he was unable to come around the outside, giving Ewan his fifth win of the season.

Costa, riding for the home-based Team Emirates, had a four-second lead going into the final day staged on Abu Dhabi's Formula One circuit and finished comfortably in the pack.

Former world road champion Costa, 30, had taken control of the race the previous day when he outsprinted Russian Ilnur Zakarin to win the third stage after an 11km climb to the finish.

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