Caleb Ewan is an Australian cyclist born July 11, 1994 in Sydney, Australia.
After letting you know everything about the Lotto Soudal cycling team, it's time to take a closer look at its main riders. So, on this occasion, we offer you a focus on the Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan.
Who is Caleb Ewan?
Since the start of his racing career, Caleb Ewan has become a sprint specialist. He is part of the closed circle of riders who have managed to win stages on the 3 big tours (Giro’s Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta Espana).
He started road cycling at the age of 8 and competed in his first cycling competition at the age of 9.
During his early years, he alternated between road cycling and track cycling, disciplines in which he won several medals at the world or national level : he became notably Australian Junior Road Champion and World Open Champion. Juniors in 2011.
In 2012, at just 17, he had the luxury of beating star Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen in the sprint at the Jayco Bay Classic.
In 2013, after winning several races in the Under 23 Under-23 category, he signed his first professional contract for the 2014 season with the Australian World Tour team Orica-GreenEdge. Prior to joining the professional pelotons in the summer of 2014, he won the Australian Road and Criterium Championships in the U21 category.
His professional career
In 2014, for his first World Tour race, the Tour of Pékin, he achieved three Top 10 in the sprint.
In 2015, after winning several races in Australia, including the Michelton Bay Classic and several stages of the Herald Sun Tour, he took part in his first grand tour, the Tour of Spain, in August, where he won a stage in the sprint.
In 2016, he won two stages in the Tour Down Under at the start of the season, before taking part in his first Tour of Italy where he finished four times in the top ten of a stage. That year, he also held his first World Tour victory thanks to the EuroEyes Cyclassics.
He begins his 2017 season with the Australian Criterium Champion title and four stage victories in the Tour Down Under, accompanied by the points classification. For his second participation in the Tour of Italy, he won the seventh stage, broken by the photo finish with Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett.
At the start of 2018, he was once again crowned Australian Criterium Champion before finishing second to Milan-SanRemo. That year, after making the Tour de France his goal, he was not selected by his team to take part in the race.
In 2019, he therefore joined the Belgian team Lotto Soudal. For his first race in his new colors, he won the Tour Down Classic. Then, he won two stages on the Tour of Italy as well as three stages on the Tour de France for his first participation in the Grande Boucle, including the final stage on the Champs-Elysées. During this 2019 season, he is crowned Australian Cyclist of the Year.
In 2020, after winning two stages in the Tour Down Under and one stage in the Tour of the United Arab Emirates, he also wins twice on the roads of the Tour de France.
In 2021, in his first race of the season, he sprinted a stage of the UAE Tour.
His professional track record on the road
Australian Criterium Champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Australian Criterium Espoirs Champion in 2014
Australian Road Champion in 2014
Australian Junior Time Trial Champion in 2012
Australian Junior Road Champion in 2011
Tour de France :
5 stage wins (3 in 2019, 2 in 2020).
Tour of Italy :
3 stage wins (1 in 2017, 2 in 2019).
Tour of Spain :
1 stage victory in 2015.
Main stage races:
UAE Tour: 2 stage wins (2021, 2020);
Tour Down Under : 9 stage wins (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016);
Tour of Turkey : 2 stage wins (2019);
Tour of Great Britain : 5 stage wins (2018, 2017, 2016);
Tour of Abu Dhabi : 1 stage victory (2017);
Tour of Poland : 1 stage victory (2017);
Herald Sun Tour : 3 stage wins (2016, 2015);
Tour de l'Avenir : 3 stage wins (2014, 2013).
Main races for a day :
Schwalbe Classic (2020)
Grand Prix of the Scheldt (2020)
Down Under Classic (2019)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2019)
Clasica De Almeria (2018)
People Choice's Classic (2017, 2016)
EuroEyes Cyclassics (2016).
His professional track record :
2011 Junior Open World Champion
Australian Champion :
Omnium Juniors (2011)
Juniors points race (2011)
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