Caleb Ewan to start 2018 season in Australia
Nov 12 2017 10:58 pm CET

Caleb Ewan to start 2018 season in Australia
Caleb Ewan to start 2018 season in Australia
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Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan will start his season in Australia to defend his title as the National Criterium Champion.

In 2017, the rider won four stages in the Tour Down Under, one in the Abu Dhabi Tour, the Tour of Yorkshire, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de Pologne, as well as three stages at the Tour of Britain. For next year he is set to start the season in the same fashion.

Ewan will start with the Australian Championships to defend his Criterium title and appear at the road race. Then he will head to the Tour Down Under and finish his home expedition in the Race Melbourne, part of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

"I’m definitely going into the criterium to try to defend my title. We should have a really good team there so I think we have a pretty good chance," he said. "For the road race, we have a fair few options.

For me, I’m hoping the race is a little bit easier, with a headwind up the climb to slow the race down going up the hill, so I can get to the finish for some sort of sprint. But as a team, we have options for every race scenario."

Even though he is the National Criterium Champion, the chance of wearing the Australian colours throughout the season is slim. "Wearing the green and gold at any point is really an honour. We don’t do a lot of crits so I haven’t been able to wear the green and gold a lot, so it would really be a dream to wear it on the road," he commented.



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