SALINAS, Calif. -- Toms Skujins from Trek-Segafredo has won his third career stage in the Tour of California.
The Latvian rider jumped into the leading group on the Cachagua Road Summit, then crested the final climb at Laguna Seca Raceway and pulled away from breakaway companion Sean Bennett of Hagens Berman Axeon to win Tuesday's stage.
Bennett finished three seconds back, and Caleb Ewan won a bunch sprint from a hard-charging peloton to round out the podium, another five seconds adrift.
Egan Bernal of Team Sky finished safely in the peloton to maintain his overall lead heading into Wednesday's time trial. But with just 40 seconds on Antwan Tolhoek and several other contenders within striking distance, Bernal could have a tough time keeping the leader's jersey.
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