Caleb Ewan happy to win sprint after long stage in Tour de Pologne
Aug 02 2017 03:55 am CET

Caleb Ewan happy to win sprint after long stage in Tour de Pologne

Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan was relieved to see that he could still win a sprint after a long stage, having beaten Danny van Poppel and Peter Sagan for victory in stage 4 of the Tour de Pologne.

Ewan started his sprint quite early and although Van Poppel came close, the Dutchman lacked energy in the final meters.

"It was good to get the win today, it was pretty frustrating on the first stage coming second as I knew if I got out when I wanted and started sprinting then I could have won," Ewan said. "Today worked out perfectly, Luka delivered me really well and it was good to have no real hurdles in my way so I could start sprinting when I wanted to and it paid off.

"This year I’ve had to prove myself over long distances and I think it has often been a bit of a question mark whether I can survive longer races," the Australian went on to say.

"With this win today being over 230 kilometres and also my stage win at the Giro d’Italia it shows that I can still sprint after a long, hard stage."

In May, Ewan won the seventh stage of the Giro after a 224km ride from Castrovillari to Alberobello.
Photo of Caleb Ewan (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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