Caleb Ewan (born 11 July 1994) is an Australian road and track bicycle racer who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jayco–AlUla.[5] A sprinter, Ewan has a style similar to that of Mark Cavendish, taking an extremely low position[6] that offers him an aerodynamic advantage.[7]

Caleb Ewan
Personal information
Full nameCaleb Ewan
NicknameThe Pocket Rocket
Born (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 29)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)[1]
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamTeam Jayco–AlUla
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2013–2014Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy
2014Orica–GreenEDGE (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2014–2018Orica–GreenEDGE
2019–2023Lotto–Soudal[2][3][4]
2024–Team Jayco–AlUla
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
5 individual stages (2019, 2020)
Giro d'Italia
5 individual stages (2017, 2019, 2021)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

One-day races and Classics

EuroEyes Cyclassics (2016)
Clásica de Almería (2018)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2019)
Scheldeprijs (2020)
GP de Fourmies (2022)
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Valkenburg Junior road race
Silver medal – second place 2014 Ponferrada Under-23 road race

Youth cycling edit

Caleb Ewan was born in New South Wales to a Korean mother and Australian father. At the age of eight he started bicycle racing, inspired by his father, who was also a competitive cyclist.[8] He started competitive cycling at the age of ten.[citation needed] In 2010 he became the Junior National Road Race Champion. The next year he won multiple disciplines at the Junior National Track Championships and he became World Champion omnium at the Junior Track World Championships.

Cycling career edit

In 2013 Ewan started racing for Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy. That year he won the first stage as well as the general classification of the Mitchelton Wines Bay Cycling Classic. He also won the La Côte Picarde instalment of the UCI Nations Cup U23, the Gran Premio Palio del Recioto, and stages in the Tour Alsace, Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23 and the Tour de l'Avenir. At the end of the year he finished fourth in the Men's under-23 road race at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships.

Ewan signed pre-contract terms with Orica–GreenEDGE in October 2013, joining the World Tour team as a stagiaire in August 2014 and as a professional in October.[9][10] At the beginning of August, before joining Orica–GreenEDGE, Ewan took part in the road race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, competing for Australia. The Australian team tried to control the race for Ewan's sprint, but were unable to do so. After attempting a solo chase of the three leaders, he fell back and was the last man to finish: he finished in 12th place out of 140 who started, over 11 minutes behind the gold medallist Geraint Thomas (Wales).[11]

His first professional wins came in the second and third stages of the 2015 Herald Sun Tour. A month later, in the Tour de Langkawi he then took his second professional win and the lead in general classification. Though he lost the overall lead of the race, Ewan won a second stage (the third victory of his career) and the points classification.[12] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[13] where he won stage 5,[14] but he withdrew from the race during stage 10.[15]

In 2016, Ewan participated in the Tour Down Under and won the first stage in a mass sprint.[16] He made it a duo of wins by taking the sixth stage as well.[17] He also was the victor of Stage 2 of the Herald Sun Tour, another race held on Australian soil.[18] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[19] He raced in the 2017 Giro, winning stage seven[6] in a field sprint.

In the 2019 Tour Down Under, he headbutted Jasper Philipsen in Stage 5 and was relegated to 83rd place after crossing the finish line first.[20] In July 2019, he participated in the Tour de France, and in Stage 11 he beat Dylan Groenewegen in a tight sprint finish in Toulouse.[21][22] He won stage 16 in Nîmes, narrowly beating Elia Viviani, as well as the final stage, narrowly beating Groenewegen on the Champs-Élysées.

He was the "lanterne rouge" of the 2022 Tour de France, having finished over 5 hours down on overall winner Jonas Vingegaard.[23]

Major results edit

Source: [24]

Road edit

2010
1st   Road race, National Junior Championships
2011
3rd Time trial, National Junior Championships
2012
National Junior Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st Gent–Menen
1st Stage 4 Regio-Tour Juniors
1st Stage 2b Liège–La Gleize
2nd   Road race, UCI World Junior Championships
2nd Trofeo Comune di Vertova
2nd Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
3rd Overall Keizer der Juniores
2013
1st Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
1st La Côte Picarde
Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 4 & 7
Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 2 Tour Alsace
3rd Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
4th Road race, UCI World Under-23 Championships
8th Trofeo Piva
2014
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd   Road race, UCI World Under-23 Championships
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
6th Trofeo Piva
2015 (11 pro wins)
1st   Overall Tour de Korea
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 2, 3, 5 & 7
1st Vuelta a La Rioja
Tour de Langkawi
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 6
Herald Sun Tour
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a España
2nd Road race, National Championships
2016 (5)
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
Tour Down Under
1st Stages 1 & 6
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour
2017 (10)
Tour Down Under
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stages 1, 3, 4 & 6
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 6
1st   Points classification, Tour de Yorkshire
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 4 Abu Dhabi Tour
10th Milan–San Remo
2018 (3)
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
2nd Milan–San Remo
4th Road race, National Championships
2019 (10)
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
Tour de France
1st Stages 11, 16 & 21
Held   after Stage 1
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 8 & 11
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 4 & 6
1st Stage 4 UAE Tour
1st Stage 4 ZLM Tour
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd EuroEyes Cyclassics
2020 (7)
1st Scheldeprijs
Tour de France
1st Stages 3 & 11
Tour Down Under
1st Stages 2 & 4
UAE Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 1 Tour de Wallonie
2nd Milano–Torino
7th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2021 (6)
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 5 & 7
Held   after Stage 7
Tour of Belgium
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Stage 5 Benelux Tour
1st Stage 7 UAE Tour
2nd Milan–San Remo
2022 (7)
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
Tour of Turkey
1st Stages 1 & 6
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
1st Stage 1 Saudi Tour
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2nd Elfstedenronde
2nd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
2023 (1)
1st Van Merksteijn Fences Classic
2nd Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré
2nd Ronde van Limburg
2nd Elfstedenronde
6th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
7th Scheldeprijs
2024 (1)
1st Stage 1 Tour of Oman

Grand Tour general classification results timeline edit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF
  Tour de France 132 144 DNF 134 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF

Classic results timeline edit

Monument 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Milan–San Remo 10 2 29 113 2 16
Tour of Flanders DNF
Paris–Roubaix Has not contested during his career
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 15 2
Gent–Wevelgem 101 DNF 66
Scheldeprijs 1 7
Hamburg Cyclassics 1 34 2 Not held 88
Brussels Cycling Classic 1
Milano–Torino 2
Paris–Tours 178
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress
NH Not held

Critériums edit

2012
2nd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 2 & 4
2013
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 1
2014
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 4
3rd Down Under Classic
2015
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
2nd National Championships
2016
1st   National Championships
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4
1st Down Under Classic
2017
1st   National Championships
1st Down Under Classic
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 3
2018
1st   National Championships
3rd Down Under Classic
2019
1st Down Under Classic
2nd Overall Bay Classic Series
1st Stages 2 & 3
2020
1st Down Under Classic
2023
1st Down Under Classic
2024
1st   National Championships

Track edit

2011
1st   Omnium, UCI World Junior Championships
National Junior Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Points race
1st   Madison
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Scratch
2012
2nd   Individual pursuit, Oceania Championships
National Junior Championships
2nd Madison
2nd Points race
3rd Scratch
3rd Team pursuit
2013
2nd Team pursuit, National Championships

References edit

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  2. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
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  6. ^ a b "A tiny 22-year-old Aussie bike racer has the most extreme sprinting position in pro cycling". Business Insider. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
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  8. ^ "Korean-Australian Cyclist Caleb Ewan (16) won Australian Track Championship : Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea". www.korea.net.
  9. ^ "Caleb Ewan Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Caleb Ewan signs for Australian team Orica-GreenEdge on pre-contract agreement". skysports.com. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
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  12. ^ "Caleb Ewan". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
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  15. ^ "Ewan pulls out of Vuelta a Espana on stage 10". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  16. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (19 January 2016). "Tour Down Under: Ewan wins stage 1". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  17. ^ Migliaccio, Val (24 January 2016). "Tour Down Under 2016: Caleb Ewan wins Stage 6". The Advertiser. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  18. ^ Wynn, Nigel (5 February 2016). "Caleb Ewan wins stage two of Herald Sun Tour as Peter Kennaugh retains lead". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  19. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Caleb Ewan relegated for headbutting Philipsen at Tour Down Under - Video". cyclingnews.com. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  21. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
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  23. ^ "Caleb Ewan has locked down the Tour de France Lanterne Rouge classification". 23 July 2022.
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