Ewan takes first UCI win with Lotto Soudal on Hatta Dam

Caleb Ewan receives his prizes

Caleb Ewan came into the UAE Tour still searching for his first UCI victory in the colours of Lotto Soudal . He had finished second on stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race but finally climbed on the top step of the podium with a commanding victory on the Hatta Dam on stage 4. At the start of the race, the Australian told Cyclingnews that he was unsure of his form after falling ill earlier in the month but was the strongest on the 17 per cent climb, beating Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) and race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) to the line. Ewan knew that his diminutive stature would help him on the leg-sapping ascent. "I knew coming into this Tour that this could potentially suit me really well," Ewan told the media afterwards. "It's hard to tell on TV how steep ...

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