Budding Aussie sprinter Ewan (Caleb) has reportedly claimed his first victory in professional cycling with a victory in the famous Spanish 1-day race of Vuelta La Rioja.
Caleb, a resident from NSW, proved to be the strongest contender of the competing bunch, finishing before Daryl Impey, his team-mate, who came up with the 2nd position.
In his initial full riding season with great cycling squad Orica-GreenEDGE, the budding rider has clinched a couple of stage victories in 2015 in Herald sun Tour in Victoria & a couple of stage wins in tour Langkwai of Malaysia.
Such great results from a rising sprinter who is just fresh from his teens, naturally, have prompted great excitement across the cycling arena.
“Certainly, this is a fantastic confidence booster in my case”, stated the winner.
“The team came up with a fantastic ride. You would have to kind of pinch yourself constantly having riders who have won the monuments, put on the prestigious yellow jersey & won the stages at Tour France- all riding for you while you’re sitting on back”, he continued.
“We went towards the front prior to the circuit. There were few teams striving to overtake us but nobody could match up to the unparallel strength of our team.”
Dave McPartland, the sport director of Orica-GreenEDGE, remarked that team helped Ewan to get into right motion and he came up with a perfect delivery. Read More
Brit cycling chief Sir Brailsford has all the good words to say about the rising 19 year-old Scot rider Katie Archibald. He described her as a fantastic prospect for English cycling.
The young Scot has earned 3 medals & broke a phenomenal world record within just a couple of weeks in top-tier track cycling. Archibald was a member of Great Britain female team pursuit foursome which bagged gold & set the fresh world-best timing record at Netherlands hosted 2013 Euro Track Championships 2 weeks back. Following the Euro feat, the rising Scot also presented a fantastic performance at UCI World Cup held at Manchester last week. Brailsford seemed thrilled with Katie’s feat at the UCI Challenge as well and even lauded her ride as “super”.
The Scot appears quite a Boho in style with her pierce lips and pink mane. She rides for the esteemed Scottish team Braveheart. The dashing Glaswegian bagged a silver in scratch race & then a bronze medal with a spectacular fight in individual pursuit next day.
These were certainly phenomenal feat for a cyclist who just took to riding merely 3 years back & has not even mastered the skill of a safe riding within a bunch.
“How could anyone not be so impressed?” said the amazed Brit chief. “She stepped up & delivered. You are compelled to believe that in spite of her new foray into the sport, she has got a huge head room. A truly exciting prospect.”
Interestingly, Archibald was initially a swimmer in her school days but checked out on riding on her dad’s suggestions. Her first encounter with cycling was through her participation at Highland Games in grass-track events. Soon success embraced her and it was Katie’s rising popularity in the Scottish lands that drew the focus of Brit Cycling on her.