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Caleb Ewan wins Giro d’Italia stage 5

12 May 2021
Caleb Ewan wins Giro d’Italia stage 5

Fourth stage success at the Giro for the Australian rider from Team Lotto-Soudal.

Caleb Ewan has won the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia after a powerful sprint delivered him the victory in Cattolica. In the much anticipated bunch sprint, the 26-year-old Australian proved to be the fastest and beat Italians Nizzolo and Viviani.

Exactly four years after his first, Caleb Ewan sprinted to his fourth ever Giro stage win. With a pan-flat stage between Modena and Cattolica, a second opportunity for the sprinters was written in the stars. After a day of straight roads, a rather tricky and technical final followed at the end of stage five of the Giro d’Italia. Caleb Ewan was kept at the front of the peloton by his Lotto Soudal teammates and stayed out of trouble in a finale which saw some riders hit the deck.

In the sprint, Caleb Ewan seemed to get boxed in for a moment, but eventually the Australian made his way out and launched a powerful acceleration to take glory and his fourth stage win at the Giro.

Caleb Ewan conquested Giro d’Italia stage 5 after a powerful sprint atop on his Ridley fully equipped Campagnolo.

 

 

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