WorldTeam Caleb Ewan close to victory on stage six of the Giro
Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan just missed out on the stage victory in stage six of the Giro d’Italia. During an incident free and slow 192-kilometre stage between Palmi and Scalea, one brave rider rode ahead of the bunch but in the end a sprint royal would appoint the winner of stage six. In a fast and furious final, Lotto Soudal brought its sprinter Caleb Ewan in a perfect position towards the finish. The Australian launched a powerful acceleration, only to be beaten on the line by Frenchman Démare, who was appointed as the stage winner after a photo finish.
Caleb Ewan: “The team did what they had to do today and dropped me off perfectly. That way, I could start my sprint when I wanted to. It looked very good but in the end I just got beaten by an inch on the line. Of course, I’m really disappointed to just miss out on the stage victory. But we need to take away from today that it could have gone our way as well. The shape and the team are there and of course I am keen on taking revenge.”
A disappointed Caleb Ewan looks back on the sixth stage of the Giro and already looks ahead to the next opportunity.
Image: Photo News.