Caleb Ewan

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Caleb Ewan
2018 Tour of Britain stage 8 - stage winner Caleb Ewan.JPG
Personal information
Full nameCaleb Ewan
NicknameThe Pocket Rocket
Born (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamLotto–Soudal
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
2013–2014Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy
2014Orica–GreenEDGE (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2014–2018Orica–GreenEDGE
2019–Lotto–Soudal
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
3 individual stages (2019)
Giro d'Italia
3 individual stages (2017, 2019)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

One-day races and Classics

EuroEyes Cyclassics (2016)
Clásica de Almería (2018)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2019)

Caleb Ewan (born 11 July 1994) is an Australian road and track bicycle racer, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[2] He is a sprinter. He has a style similar to that of Mark Cavendish, with an extremely low position[3] giving him a significant aerodynamic advantage.[4]

Biography[edit]

Caleb Ewan was born in New South Wales. His mother is of Korean descent.[5] At the age of eight he started bicycle racing, inspired by his father, who was also a competitive cyclist.[5] He started competitive cycling at the age of ten.[citation needed] In 2010 he became the Junior National Road Race Champion. The next year he won multiple disciplines at the Junior National Track Championships and he became World Champion omnium at the Junior Track World Championships.

In 2013 Ewan started racing for Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy. That year he won the first stage as well as the general classification of the Mitchelton Wines Bay Cycling Classic. He also won the La Côte Picarde instalment of the UCI Nations Cup U23, the Gran Premio Palio del Recioto, and stages in the Tour Alsace, Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23 and the Tour de l'Avenir. At the end of the year he finished fourth in the Men's under-23 road race at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships.

Ewan signed pre-contract terms with Orica–GreenEDGE in October 2013, joining the World Tour team as a stagiaire in August 2014 and as a professional in October.[6][7] At the beginning of August, before joining Orica–GreenEDGE, Ewan took part in the road race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, competing for Australia. The Australian team tried to control the race for Ewan's sprint, but were unable to do so. After attempting a solo chase of the three leaders, he fell back and was the last man to finish: he finished in 12th place out of 140 who started, over 11 minutes behind the gold medallist Geraint Thomas (Wales).[8]

His first professional wins came in the second and third stages of the 2015 Herald Sun Tour. A month later, in the Tour de Langkawi he then took his second professional win and the lead in general classification. Though he lost the overall lead of the race, Ewan won a second stage (the third victory of his career) and the points classification.[9] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[10] where he won stage 5,[11] but he withdrew from the race during stage 10.[12]

In 2016, Ewan participated in the Tour Down Under and won the first stage in a mass sprint.[13] He made it a duo of wins by taking the sixth stage as well.[14] He also was the victor of Stage 2 of the Herald Sun Tour, another race held on Australian soil.[15] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[16] He raced in the 2017 Giro, winning stage seven[3] in a field sprint.

In July 2019, he participated in the 2019 Tour de France, and in Stage 11 he beat Dylan Groenewegen in a tight sprint finish in Toulouse.[17][18] He won stage 16 of Tour de France in Nimes, narrowly beating Elia Viviani, as well as the famous final stage in Paris on the Champs-Elysées, again narrowly beating Groenewegen.

Career achievements[edit]

Caleb Ewan of Lotto–Soudal (mid), winner of the Stage 6 (Sakarya-Istanbul) of the 55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2019 at the award ceremony.

Road[edit]

2010
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2011
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, UCI Junior Track World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Omnium
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Madison
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch race
2012
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
1st Stage 4 Regio-Tour
1st Stage 2b Liège–La Gleize
1st Gent–Menen
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Junior Championships
2nd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 2 & 4
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual pursuit, Oceania Track Championships
2nd Trofeo Comune di Vertova
2nd Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
3rd Overall Keizer der Juniores
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 1
1st Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
1st La Côte Picarde
Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stages 4 & 7
Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 2 Tour Alsace
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, National Track Championships
3rd Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
4th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2014
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 4
3rd People's Choice Classic
6th Trofeo Piva
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Korea
1st Stages 2, 3, 5 & 7
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour de Langkawi
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 6
Herald Sun Tour
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a España
2nd National Criterium Championships
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2016
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4
Tour Down Under
1st Stage 1 & 6
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st People's Choice Classic
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour
2017
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification Tour de Yorkshire
Tour Down Under
1st Jersey red.svg Sprints classification
1st Stage 1, 3, 4 & 6
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 6
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 4 Abu Dhabi Tour
1st People's Choice Classic
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 3
10th Milan–San Remo
2018
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
2nd Milan–San Remo
4th Road race, National Road Race Championships
2019
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
1st People's Choice Classic
Tour de France
1st Stages 11, 16 & 21
Held Jersey white.svg after Stage 1
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 8 & 11
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 4 & 6
1st Stage 4 UAE Tour
1st Stage 4 ZLM Tour
2nd Overall Bay Classic Series
1st Stages 2 & 3
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd EuroEyes Cyclassics

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF DNF DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 132
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Caleb Ewan - Lotto Soudal". Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "A tiny 22-year-old Aussie bike racer has the most extreme sprinting position in pro cycling". Business Insider. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Getting low: Caleb Ewan explains his super-aero sprinting position". CyclingTips. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Korean-Australian Cyclist Caleb Ewan (16) won Australian Track Championship : Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea". www.korea.net.
  6. ^ "Caleb Ewan Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE".
  7. ^ "Caleb Ewan signs for Australian team Orica-GreenEdge on pre-contract agreement". skysports.com. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  8. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (4 August 2014). "Tough day for Ewan at Commonwealth Games". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Caleb Ewan". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  11. ^ Windsor, Richard (1 September 2015). "Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on Vuelta a España stage five". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Ewan pulls out of Vuelta a Espana on stage 10". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  13. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (19 January 2016). "Tour Down Under: Ewan wins stage 1". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  14. ^ Migliaccio, Val (24 January 2016). "Tour Down Under 2016: Caleb Ewan wins Stage 6". The Advertiser. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  15. ^ Wynn, Nigel (5 February 2016). "Caleb Ewan wins stage two of Herald Sun Tour as Peter Kennaugh retains lead". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  16. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  17. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  18. ^ Official Tour de France site. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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