Lotto Soudal sprinter goes down hard on the roads to Saint-Etienne
‘Tomorrow is going to be the hard one’ says Australian sprinter who has been battling through the mountains
The Australian was the last rider to cross the line on stage 10
Caleb Ewan, Philippe Gilbert, Andreas Kron and Tim Wellens all make the team's Tour de France lineup
Sprinter Caleb Ewan was so close to a sure podium and potential win on stage 1 of this year’s Giro d’Italia, but what looked like it could be a perfect start slipped away as he slid across the tarmac within sight of the line. Now ten stages in, his fortunes at the race don’t seem to have improved much.
Arnaud Demare won his second stage of the Giro d’Italia as he edged out Caleb Ewan and Mark Cavendish to take victory on stage six in Scalea. The Frenchman had taken his first Grand Tour stage victory in two years on Wednesday but had to wait barely 24 hours more for a second as he followed up the win in Messina by beating Ewan in a photo finish as Cavendish faded to third, hitting his handlebars in frustration as they crossed the line.
As far as luck goes Caleb Ewan hasn't seen much of it at this Giro d'Italia. The Australian was one of several sprint favourites unaccounted for in the stage 5 dash to the line won by Arnaud Démare (Groupama FDJ) in Messina. The Lotto Soudal rider later confirmed that...
Caleb Ewan isn’t normally in the business of going full bore in individual time trials, but stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in Budapest doubled as a sort of fitness test for the Australian after his heavy crash on the opening day. Although Ewan reported no broken bones...
As the finale of stage 1 of the 2022 edition of the Giro d’Italia was playing out with a hilltop finish in Hungary the bulk of the sprinters were more than a minute back. The final climb was too much of an ask for most, but not for Caleb Ewan.
After he took stage 1 of the 57th Presidential Tour of Turkey, Caleb Ewan had to wait for stage 6 to do it again but it was worth it as this happened on the battlefields of World War 1 that set the beginning of Australia as a nation. And it was a bit of an uphill sprint where his preparation for Milan-San Remo became fruitful whereas his current state of form prevents him from winning all the standard bunch sprint on a flat terrain.
Caleb Ewan is back, winner of stage 1 in the Tour of Turkey exactly one month after he pulled out of Tirreno-Adriatico and then missed out on his big goal for the first part of the 2022 season, Milan-San Remo. The Australian has quickly pushed that disappointment to one side, instead turning his sights on a reset that will set him up for the Giro d’Italia, starting in Budapest on May 6.
Australia’s Caleb Ewan returned to a winning mood almost one month after his season was put on a halt due to sickness one week before Milan-San Remo, which was his big goal of the first part of 2022. He won stage 1 of the 57th Tour of Turkey in bunch sprint finish ahead of Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen and his compatriot Kaden Groves.