Caleb Ewan has secured another win at the nationals- It was the second national winning for the rising Aussie star leading him to finish his last under-23 national with élan & flamboyance.
The NSW rider came up with a fantastic race and outsprinted the rivals in lead group winning on the esteemed 132.6 kilometers under-23 road racing championship at Buninyong, closer to Ballarat.
The win was a mighty follow-up of Ewan’s dominating win a few days back in under-23 cycling national criterion.
The 19-year-old went into 2 races as sprinter to beat & he had to withstand enormous pressure to land up with the prestigious titles.
“It is really special”, remarked the young winner. “It’s my final under-23 cycling national title & hence having 2 wins on a row evoke a wonderful feeling.”
Caleb is aptly dubbed as “once-in-a-genre” talent and would be joining up with the premier Aussie squad Orica-GreenEDGE come August.
But prior to it, he would be competing for Down Under Tour for the first time which is scheduled for January 19 to 26 in Adelaide. With two national medals in his bag, the NSW sprinter is going to have a really confident debut.
The NSW sprinter would be racing for UniSA composite squad at Down Under Tour where he would be contending against internationally acclaimed sprinters such as the German duo Marcel Kittle & Andre Greipel.
Brad McGee, Ewan’s coach, said that the rider won’t be any shy rookie heading to Adelaide for a top-level experience. “He is really calm & cool on outside yet underneath Ewan is just like a furnace brimming with great ambitions. Cadel knows the art of controlling it- he would go there to race on with the world-class riders & would definitely show himself. He won’t be complacent at the race”, said the proud coach.