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Tour debutant Caleb Ewan's dream victory saw his team Soudal Lotto improve its place in the rankings, the bunch sprint he won in an improvement in the rankings
The ecstasy of a dream fulfilled: Caleb Ewan’s first Tour stage win in photos
As CyclingTips’ Iain Treloar wrote from Toulouse on Wednesday, there was a feeling of inevitability about Caleb Ewan’s maiden Tour de France stage win. He’d gone third, third, second and third in the four previous bunch sprints at this year’s race, and his second place was agonisingly close — mere centimetres separated his front tyre … The post The ecstasy of a dream fulfilled: Caleb Ewan’s first Tour stage win in photos appeared first on CyclingTips .
Ewan: This shouldn't have been my first Tour de France
The wait is over. Twelve months ago, Caleb Ewan watched the sprints of the Tour de France from his couch, mulling over his omission from Mitchelton-Scott's selection for the race. The Australian's entire season had been built around La Grande Boucle , but he found himself unceremoniously deemed surplus to requirements a little over a week before the race. Officially, at least, Ewan was left out because Mitchelton-Scott wanted to focus on the general classification ambitions of Adam Yates, but it seems likely that his impending transfer to Lotto Soudal for the 2019 campaign had weighed just as heavily on the decision. Even before he turned professional in 2015, Ewan had been touted as a Tour de France-calibre sprinter, but he had to bide his time patiently to fulfil that potential as the GreenEdge set-up steadily shifted its priorities towards the general classification at Grand Tours. Ewan won sprints at ...
Centimetres apart, years in the making: Caleb Ewan’s first Tour win
TOULOUSE, France (CT) – For a victory so tight, there was a sense of inevitability about Caleb Ewan’s first Tour de France win. In a career to this point defined by promise, consistency, and sometimes thwarted ambition, a throw past Dylan Groenewegen in Toulouse closed a chapter of Ewan’s career, and opened another. The question … The post Centimetres apart, years in the making: Caleb Ewan’s first Tour win appeared first on CyclingTips .
Ewan battles to first Tour victory
Caleb Ewan claimed his first ever Tour de France victory with a gutsy sprint win in Toulouse, the Aussie sprinter bouncing back after he was forced to stop within the final 10 kilometres behind a fallen Soudal Lotto team mate.
Ewan battles to claim maiden Tour de France win
Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan (Soudal Lotto) claimed his maiden Tour de France victory with a gutsy sprint win in Toulouse, coming back to take the win after having to stop within the final ten kilometres behind a fallen team-mate.
Lotto Soudal jump onto the Jumbo train to deliver Ewan's first Tour de France win
Caleb Ewan ( Lotto Soudal ) took his first Tour de France stage win in Toulouse on Wednesday , managing to time his bike throw to perfection to edge past Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) in a photo finish. Ewan's teammate Roger Kluge was visibly beaming outside the team bus, but instead of playing his usual lead-out role in dropping Ewan off with a few hundred metres to go, Kluge instead left Ewan on Groenwegen's wheel with two kilometres still to race. The decision was partly pre-mediated but also in part down to the duo’s teammate Jasper De Buyst crashing with around 15 kilometres left to race, causing Ewan to lose contact with the peloton at the sharp end of the stage. After dropping back to tow Ewan back to the bunch, Kluge then shepherded Ewan onto the wheel of the four-man Jumbo-Visma lead out, which Kluge admits is the strongest at ...
Caleb Ewans sprints to his first Tour de France win - Video
Lotto Soudal 's 'pocket rocket' Caleb Ewan sprinted to his first-ever stage win at the Tour de France Wednesday, out-kicking stage 7 winner Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) in a photo finish at the line in Toulouse for the stage 11 victory . Deceuninck-QuickStep's Elia Viviani was third, followed by Bora-Hansgrohe's Peter Sagan. Ewan was the 11th stage winner in the first 11 stages of the 2019 race. The overall battle remained unaffected after stage 11, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) maintaining his 1:12 lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas and 1:16 over Egan Bernal, both of Team Ineos. Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) crashed during the stage and was forced to abandon with a broken clavicle from a day marred by multiple crashes. Ewan himself was caught behind a crash in the closing kilometres and had to fight back with the help of teammate Roger Kluge to contest the win. You ...
Tour de France 2019 stage 11 finish line quotes
Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) - stage 11 winner "To be honest I can't believe it. I've been close in the last four sprints I've done, and my team never lost faith in me. I never lost faith in my sprint. I knew if everything came together then I can be the fastest on the day, and I think today I showed that. "I think with about 10ks to go I got caught behind my teammate Jasper who crashed, and I was really at the back of the bunch. Roger came back for me, and he basically took me from the back of the bunch to Groenewegen's wheel in the last few kilometres. Once I had a bit of time to recover, luckily I had the legs to be able to win. "There's no other race I've dreamt of winning since I was a young kid. I can't believe it. The ...
Tour de France: Ewan wins stage 11
Caleb Ewan ( Lotto Soudal ) won his maiden Tour de France stage on stage 11 in Toulouse. The Australian had to do it the hard way after one of his lead-out men crashed in the closing stage but despite remaining isolated in the sprint Ewan came around Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to take the biggest win of his career. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) finished third, with green jersey leader Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) in fourth. After four top-three finishes in this year's Tour de France, Ewan finally had his just reward and picked up Lotto Soudal's second stage win of the race after Thomas de Gendt's win in Saint Etienne. "To be honest I can't believe it. I've been close in the last four sprints I've done, and my team never lost faith in me. I never lost faith in my sprint. I knew if everything came together then I can be ...
Tour de France Stage 11: Caleb Ewen takes the sprint, Julian Alaphilippe remains in yellow
Lotto-Soudal sprinter edges out Dylan Groenewegen to take maiden Tour stage
Tour de France Stage 11: Caleb Ewan takes the sprint, Julian Alaphilippe remains in yellow
Lotto-Soudal sprinter edges out Dylan Groenewegen to take maiden Tour stage
Five predictions for ‘week two’ of the Tour de France
With 10 stages in the rearview mirror at what has already been a compelling Tour de France, the action should heat up even more as the race rolls on this week. The Tour is bound for the Pyrenees over the next few days, and that will mean fireworks out on the road during ‘week two’ … The post Five predictions for ‘week two’ of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour de France: Rest day training - Gallery
It has been a long 10 days before the first rest day of the 2019 Tour de France , and the riders enjoyed a leisurely day in Albi, aside from the usual media obligations. Teams took easy cruises on their road bikes, with the exception of Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) and Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo), Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) and other GC contenders who, despite there being two more stages before the individual time trial in Pau, opted to get some preparation done. Before the riders get to Pau, the peloton has one flat stage that will have the sprinters - in particular Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) - eager to get back on top after being trounced by young Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) on stage 10. Stage 12 on Thursday will be a big test to see if the climbers ...
Chaos, hangovers and suffering: Riders reflect on their Tour de France debut
It’s been a great July for Tour de France debutants. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) have ridden to impressive stage victories. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) spent some well-earned time in the yellow jersey. They won’t soon forget their maiden rides in the sport’s biggest race. But then, what rider wouldn’t remember their Tour … The post Chaos, hangovers and suffering: Riders reflect on their Tour de France debut appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour de France: Fuglsang falls out of top 10 overall after race splits apart
Tour de France hopeful Jakob Fuglsang 's chances took a considerable blow when the Astana leader found himself on the wrong side of a split in the peloton in the closing stages of Monday's 10th stage from Saint-Flour to Albi. The Dane was far from the only GC hopeful to lose time, as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and EF Education First's Rigoberto Uran also all dropped 1:40 to the likes of Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal (both Team Ineos), Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates. Up front, Team Ineos turned the screw to the advantage of their two leaders, Bernal and defending Tour champion Thomas, putting the ball firmly in the British team's court going into the first rest day on Tuesday. Hard work in the second main group by Fuglsang's Astana teammate Alexey Lutsenko at first helped bring the gap down to just 14 seconds ...
Tour de France: Van Aert raises his own bar with exceptional sprint win
An already deeply impressive debut for Wout van Aert ( Jumbo-Visma ) in the World Tour this season showed no signs of ending in the Tour de France on Monday, as the Belgian clinched his first Grand Tour stage victory in a dramatic small bunch sprint at the end of stage 10 . Van Aert has already had plenty to celebrate this season, with a solid Classics campaign followed by back-to-back time trial and bunch sprint victories in the Critérium du Dauphiné, not to mention the Belgian time trial championship. But in what is proving to be a dream Grand Tour debut for Van Aert, after three Tour stage victories and a lengthy spell in the overall lead for Jumbo-Visma, the 24-year-old Belgian has now notched up an individual Tour stage win of his own. If, on Monday's fraught final half hour's racing, Jumbo-Visma's management had nurtured any nagging concerns ...
Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as many GC riders lose time
George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France. Despite a cyclocross riders beating the best sprinters in the world being big news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall win disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his sprint to perfection beating out Viviani on the uphill drag into ...
Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time
George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) and Caleb Ewan ( Lotto-Soudal ) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France . A cyclocross rider beating the best sprinters in the world should really have been the day's biggest news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall victory disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his ...
Tour de France: Wout van Aert wins stage 10
Wout van Aert ( Jumbo-Visma ) claimed his maiden individual Tour de France win on stage 10, and on a day of racing that saw the overall standings change after a number of contenders lost significant time in the crosswinds. Van Aert – making his Grand Tour debut – won ahead of Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) in Albi, but the stage was dominated by the splits caused with 30km to go as Team Ineos and several allies tore the peloton apart during a section of crosswinds. The effort succeeded, with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama FDJ), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo), Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) all conceding 1:40 on a group that contained Nairo Quintana, Julian Alaphilippe and the Team Ineos pair of Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal. Alaphilippe heads into the first rest day with a 1:12 lead over Thomas, with Bernal four seconds ...