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.
“Everything is new for him (Ewan), each championship is new & each team he marches to would have new team-mates”, remarked McPartland.
“To have riders like today, backed by such rich experience Caleb could benefit from is a great thing. They will be able to help him with explanations when needed & that is something really big.”
Matt White, the team director has rated Caleb as best pure Aussie sprinter after Robbie McEwen.