Kluge: There's More Pressure For Ewan At Lotto-Soudal

Orica-Scott's Roger Kluge and Caleb Ewan after the later won stage 1 at the Tour Down Under

Roger Kluge believes that Caleb Ewan and his lead-out train will be under greater pressure to win than they were at Mitchelton-Scott. The German followed Ewan to Lotto Soudal ahead of the 2019 season, with the aim of replacing outgoing sprinter Andre Greipel. Ewan moved to Lotto Soudal in order to race the Tour de France, and build on his reputation as one of the fastest sprinters in the WorldTour. At Mitchelton, his opportunities were cut short, often due to the fact that the Australian team moved their focus towards their stage racing stars. At Lotto Soudal – a team that has historically worked for sprinters – there should be far less in-house competition when it comes to race programmes. "It feels Belgian. It's fine though and we've had time to come together," Kluge told Cyclingnews at Lotto Soudal's recent training camp. "We've had a week and we're training in ...

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