Ewan: "I came from far behind and I knew I had to risk"

The Australian Lotto, winner of the third stage after a great comeback in the sprint, commented that "winning on the Tour is always special."


Caleb Ewan was the fastest rider on a quiet third day of the Tour de France. The day ended in Sisteron, where the Australian made a great comeback against men of the stature of Sagan and Bennett. The race smiles at the Lotto for the first time, following the retirements of Gilbert and Degenkolb on the first day. "We lost two teammates as soon as we started. Although we were missing, we knew that by doing a good job we could win, and we have done that," Ewan commented minutes after his triumph.

The Australian took advantage of his small size (he measures 1.65) to sneak into a tiny hole and surpass all his competitors. "I rested my legs before the finish. In it, I lost my partner's wheel and he was coming from behind, so I had to take risks. I found a hole next to the barrier, I had a lot of speed and I was able to win", as Caleb Ewan analyzed today's sprint.

With today's victory, the Lotto driver adds his fourth stage victory on the Tour after the three achieved last year, and is aware of the value they have. "This victory is different from the others this year, it is on the Tour and this is very special. I am very happy to be able to win here. I hope to come for many more years and continue to win," stressed the Australian, who also stressed the grand prize which is this triumph given the few arrivals in plain in this edition. "We have to take every opportunity to sprint, because this year there are not many. It will be difficult to repeat the victory," said Ewan.

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