Caleb Ewan on the hunt for Giro stage wins


On Saturday 11 May, Caleb Ewan will start his first Grand Tour in Lotto Soudal colours. In 2017, the fast Australian took his maiden Giro stage win in Alberobello and he’s now returning to Italy, hungry to add another one to his palmares.

Caleb Ewan: “It has been two years since I started a Grand Tour and I really wanted to do another one before going to the Tour in July. There are five to six sprint opportunities and I obviously start the Giro to get stage wins. In the Giro, the so-called sprint stages can always go different ways as they’re never flat. It’s always up and down with sometimes at least 2.000 metres of climbing so they’re always difficult. They are the exciting ones because you never know what’s going to happen but if I’m feeling good, we will always give ourselves the opportunity to go for the win. The level at Grand Tours is high. Everybody wants to win a Grand Tour stage, more so than any other race. That’s what makes it so difficult to win.”

“I can’t wait to work with the entire team. Obviously, I already worked with Roger Kluge a lot this year but not so much with Jasper De Buyst. We were supposed to work together in Paris-Nice but unfortunately, he crashed in the first stage. I am looking forward to getting that train going and building the relationship as well.”