Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan (born 11 July 1994) is an Australian road and track bicycle racer, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[4] A sprinter, Ewan has a style similar to that of Mark Cavendish, taking an extremely low position[5] that gives him a significant aerodynamic advantage.[6]

Caleb Ewan
2018 Tour of Britain stage 8 - stage winner Caleb Ewan.JPG
Personal information
Full nameCaleb Ewan
NicknameThe Pocket Rocket
Born (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 26)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamLotto–Soudal
  • Road
  • Track
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2013–2014Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy
2014Orica–GreenEDGE (stagiaire)
Professional teams
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
5 individual stages (2019, 2020)
Giro d'Italia
3 individual stages (2017, 2019)
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)


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.[7] 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.

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.[8][9] 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).[10]

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.[11] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[12] where he won stage 5,[13] but he withdrew from the race during stage 10.[14]

In 2016, Ewan participated in the Tour Down Under and won the first stage in a mass sprint.[15] He made it a duo of wins by taking the sixth stage as well.[16] He also was the victor of Stage 2 of the Herald Sun Tour, another race held on Australian soil.[17] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[18] He raced in the 2017 Giro, winning stage seven[5] in a field sprint.

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.[19][20] He won stage 16 in Nîmes, narrowly beating Elia Viviani, as well as the final stage, narrowly beating Groenewegen on the Champs-Élysées.

Major resultsEdit

1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Omnium, UCI Junior Track World Championships
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Points race
1st   Madison
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Scratch
3rd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
National Junior Road 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 Junior Road World Championships
2nd   Individual pursuit, Oceania Track Championships
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Madison
2nd Points race
3rd Scratch
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 2 & 4
2nd Trofeo Comune di Vertova
2nd Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
3rd Overall Keizer der Juniores
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 1
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
2nd Team pursuit, National Track Championships
3rd Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
4th Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
8th Trofeo Piva
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd   Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 4
3rd Down Under Classic
6th Trofeo Piva
1st   Overall Tour de Korea
1st Points classification
1st Young rider classification
1st Stages 2, 3, 5 & 7
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
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
National Road Championships
2nd Criterium
2nd Road race
1st   Criterium, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 4
1st EuroEyes Cyclassics
1st Down Under Classic
Tour Down Under
1st Stages 1 & 6
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour
1st   Criterium, National Road Championships
1st Down Under Classic
Tour Down Under
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stages 1, 3, 4 & 6
Tour of Britain
1st Stages 1, 3 & 6
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 4 Abu Dhabi Tour
1st   Points classification Tour de Yorkshire
3rd Overall Mitchelton Wines Bay Classic
1st Stage 3
10th Milan–San Remo
National Road Championships
1st   Criterium
4th Road race
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain
2nd Milan–San Remo
3rd Down Under Classic
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
1st Down Under 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 Ster ZLM Toer
2nd Overall Bay Classic Series
1st Stages 2 & 3
2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2nd EuroEyes Cyclassics
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
1st Stage 7 UAE Tour
2nd Milan–San Remo

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF DNF IP
  Tour de France 132 144
  Vuelta a España DNF
Did not compete
IP In progress
DNF Did not finish


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  2. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Steff Cras and Matthew Holmes complete Lotto Soudal's 2020 roster". Future plc. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Lotto Soudal". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Getting low: Caleb Ewan explains his super-aero sprinting position". CyclingTips. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Korean-Australian Cyclist Caleb Ewan (16) won Australian Track Championship : : The official website of the Republic of Korea".
  8. ^ "Caleb Ewan Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE".
  9. ^ "Caleb Ewan signs for Australian team Orica-GreenEdge on pre-contract agreement". 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  10. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (4 August 2014). "Tough day for Ewan at Commonwealth Games". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Caleb Ewan". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  13. ^ Windsor, Richard (1 September 2015). "Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on Vuelta a España stage five". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Ewan pulls out of Vuelta a Espana on stage 10". Immediate Media Company. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  15. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (19 January 2016). "Tour Down Under: Ewan wins stage 1". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  16. ^ Migliaccio, Val (24 January 2016). "Tour Down Under 2016: Caleb Ewan wins Stage 6". The Advertiser. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  19. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  20. ^ Official Tour de France site. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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