Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: Eight years ago I said I'd win here one day!
Jul 29 2019 05:28 am CET

Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: Eight years ago I said I'd win here one day!
Tour de France - Caleb Ewan: Eight years ago I said I'd win here one day!
Caleb Ewan (c)Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan took the victory of the closing stage at the Tour de France.

The Australian rider was the fastest at the last stage's final sprint, crossing the finish line ahead of Dylan Groenewegen and Niccolo Bonifazio. This is the third stage victory for Ewan -after the wins in stages 11 and 16- in his first participation ever in La Grande Boucle.

"It’s unbelievable," said a happy Ewan at the end of the race. "Just to roll down the Champs-Elysées is such a surreal feeling! The Tour de France started up quite slow for me. I thought I was not going to make it but the second half of the race has been incredibly successful for me.

"It was quite a messy sprint today. I was quite far back. I waited and I just ran out of wheel. I went to the right-hand side and I was lucky that I had enough speed at the end. Eight years ago on my first visit to the Champs-Elysées, I said I’d win here one day, it’s fantastic that it already happens on my first Tour!"







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