Caleb Ewan to make Tour de France debut
Dec 13 2017 10:53 am CET

Caleb Ewan to make Tour de France debut

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan is set to make his Tour de France debut in 2018, his team confirmed on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old achieved 12 victories for Orica-Scott (Mitchelton-Scott from the start of next year) and aims to take this experience of the French grand tour.

"If there’s any race that you want to do when you’re growing up as an aspiring young cyclist it would be the Tour de France," the rider said. "I’ve been itching to get there ever since I turned professional.

"I think that next year I will be definitely be ready for it. It will be the fourth Grand Tour that I have started and after getting stage wins at both the Giro and the Vuelta the aim is to keep that going into the Tour and try to get a stage win there.

"Obviously the Tour is a unique event and I am looking at it as another step up, but I feel that I am ready for it and with the success we have been having within the sprint train we have speed and versatility for different types of finishes."

Ewan made his grand tour debut at the Vuelta a España in 2015, winning one stage, and rode the Giro d'Italia in the last two seasons, picking up one stage win as well in 2017.

The rider impressed this year with additional wins in the Tour Down Under, the Tour of Britain, the Tour de Pologne, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the People's Choice Classic.
Photo of Caleb Ewan (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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