Caleb Ewan makes it two at Tour Down Under
Jan 24 2020 10:29 pm CET

Caleb Ewan makes it two at Tour Down Under
Caleb Ewan makes it two at Tour Down Under
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Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan has taken his second victory at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under in the fourth stage of the competition.

The Australian rider crossed the finish line ahead of Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Sam Bennett and UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen, taking his ninth victory ever in the race. Lotto-Soudal did a good job for Ewan and put him in a good place to successfully fight for the day's win.

"It was a very tight corner into the finish, but to be honest I like it when it is a technical finish," said the rider. "I just told my last man, Roger Kluge, to put me on the wheel of Sam Bennett and that's exactly what he did. I was off the road a bit with one kilometre to go but luckily Roger was still there and he dropped me on the wheel. That's exactly where I wanted to be on that last corner.

"We knew there would be a lot of wind once we turned on to the flat part in the second half of the course, but my team was always on the front. I was never in trouble. They did such a good job today."

The fifth stage of the Tour Down Under is also bound to finish in a bunch sprint and Ewan wants to get a hat-trick there. "Tomorrow is one of those stages that could go either way. Last time we did this finish, I got dropped on the climbs. So, I hope my legs are better tomorrow."




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