Ewan enjoys flying start but real tests await

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan enjoys his win at the 2019 Down Under Classic

Caleb Ewan didn’t leave Mitchelton-Scott for Lotto Soudal just to win the Down Under Classic , but there was a sense of both vindication and relief when he skipped clear to claim his third edition of the race on Sunday. The Australian was in the right place at the right time when a number of his sprint rivals fell or were held up in a run of late crashes, and there was enough evidence on show to suggest that Ewan and his relatively new lead-out train are on the right track. Ewan was not only the best placed sprinter in the final kilometre, but he was also clearly the fastest, a fact demonstrated when he showed last year’s winner Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) a clean pair of heels in the finishing straight. “I knew that it was going to be a hard one to win because of the calibre of sprinter ...

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