Caleb Ewan takes second win in a row in Belgium Tour: Tomorrow we are really motivated to go for it again
Jun 13 2021 05:10 am CET

Caleb Ewan takes second win in a row in Belgium Tour: Tomorrow we are really motivated to go for it again
Caleb Ewan takes second win in a row in Belgium Tour: Tomorrow we are really motivated to go for it again
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Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) has taken the victory of the fourth stage of the Belgium Tour. Remco Evenepoel maintains the lead of the General Classification.

For the second stage in a row, the Australian was the fastest at the bunch sprint, this time of the 152.7-kilometre stage that had a start and a finish in Hamoir. Ewan took the win of the day against the odds as it was considered the Queen Stage of the race, by outsprinting Bryan Coquard and Davide Ballerini.

"To be honest, I didn't really believe in a stage victory before the start", said the rider. "I expected that the GC guys would take their opportunity today and that there would be a lot of attacks. But the pace was kept really high all day long and I think a lot of the guys didn't really have the legs to get away in the end.

"It was only with one lap to go that I really started to believe in it. I felt good and we decided that we would give it a go. That is why you started seeing us coming to the front to chase the breakaway. I am really happy to pull it off once again after a superb job by my team today.

"Of course it was a really tough stage and obviously I wasn't really expecting to be there in the final. I got distanced on the final climb but the team did an amazing job waiting for me and moving me back to the bunch. In the end, we were still with five guys left and it worked out perfectly. I knew it would be hard to come back but I kept fighting with my teammates to bridge to the front group. And that lead-out was again really impressive..."

The Australian doesn't rule out to do something that would be completely new to him. "Tomorrow, there's another chance for a stage win and obviously we are really motivated to go for it again," explained Ewan. "I don't think I ever scored a hattrick in my career so that would really be unique."
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CALEB EWAN
LOTTO SOUDAL





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