Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: There’s no other race that I’ve wanted to win as a kid
Jul 18 2019 01:18 am CET

Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: There’s no other race that I’ve wanted to win as a kid
Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: There’s no other race that I’ve wanted to win as a kid
Caleb Ewan (c)Lotto Soudal

Caleb Ewan has taken the first victory in the Tour de France of his career at the 11th stage of the race. The rider of Lotto Soudal crossed the finish line centimetres ahead of Dylan Groenewegen.

This is the first time of the Australian rider in the French grand tour and he reached three top-three positions and one second place before finally managing to take a stage victory. The rider launched a very strong final sprint behind Groenewegen and beat him at the very last moment.

"I can’t believe it," Ewan said after the finish line. "I’ve been so close in the four last sprints I’ve done. But my team never lost faith in me and I never lost faith in my team. I knew if everything was coming together, I could be the fastest on the day. With 10km to go, (lead-out man) Jasper (De Buyst) crashed. I was at the back of the bunch, but Roger (Kluge) came back for me and took me back to Dylan Groenewegen’s wheel in the last kilometre.

"Luckily I had the legs to finish it off. This is a childhood dream come true. There’s no other race that I’ve wanted to win as a kid. The Tour de France is something so distant from Australia, something we watch on TV... it’s fantastic!




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