Ewan: I definitely had the legs to win

Calen Ewan (Lotto Soudal) was third on stage 1 and wears the white young rider jersey at the Tour de

Right place, wrong jersey. Caleb Ewan ( Lotto Soudal ) finished his first day as a Tour de France rider in the mixed zone in the shadow of the Atomium but stretched across his back was the white jersey of best young rider rather than the maillot jaune he had visualised beforehand. Five yards to Ewan's left, a beaming Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) was ensconced in the most precious garment of all, incredulously recounting all over again how he had deputised for teammate Dylan Groenewegen and pipped Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the line with an expertly timed throw of his bike. Ewan placed third, a couple of bike lengths back, more frustrated than disappointed at how his sprint had unfolded. In the manner of the former Olympic 800 metres champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Ewan began his final effort from a long, long way back and had to pick his way through a ...

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