Tour Down Under: Ewan wins second stage! Full results available
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Tour Down Under: Ewan wins second stage! Full results available

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Mitchelton-Scoot’s man Caleb Ewan has finally got his redemption for his opening stage loss taking today’s stage victory in Stirling as his teammate Impey took second place.

 

It seems the talented young Australian had prepared himself for the victory. He navigated a tricky course and several difficult climbs that weren’t very suitable for a sprinter like himself at today’s stage two of Santos Tour Down Under 2018.

 

Ewan entered today’s race deeply affected by a sudden loss to Gripel who took the previous day’s victory by only 4 seconds.

 

“It’s probably more exciting winning on a stage you’re a little unsure about going into. This time last year I had a few wins by the time we got to the second stage, so I think my confidence went down a little,” Ewan said.

 

“But it was great to see the team’s confidence didn’t go down at all. They backed me on a finish that probably didn’t suit me that well.”

 

 

 

Sprinting to victory under extreme heat

 

Ewan was able to come around Bora-Hansgrobe’s rider Peter Sagan on the hilly line with an extreme heat that make things more difficult while was being followed by his pilot teammate Daryl Impey, as Jay McCarthy took third.

 

“It was a tricky one because I didn’t know if I was going to get up there or not. And I didn’t want to make the call from the bottom. Mostly because I didn’t know how I was going to feel,” he said.

 

“I know Daryl is always going to be good here. And I didn’t want to make the call early on because I didn’t know if I’d get halfway up the climb and start sprinting and not feel good at all. I didn’t want to take his opportunity away, and also mine. It was a call I had to make really late.”

 

 

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