The 26-year-old Lotto Soudal rider impressed at La Primavera.
Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan came close to victory at Milan-Sanremo after the Australian impressed in the final of the race. The 26-year-old Australian was part of a select group that remained after the ascent of the Poggio.
In the tactical final kilometres, it was the Belgian Jasper Stuyven who attacked and just held off the chasing group to win Milan-Sanremo. Caleb Ewan still delivered an impressive sprint, but - just like in 2018 - the Lotto Soudal rider had to settle for second place.
As the peloton charged towards the foot of the Poggio, Ewan was brought in perfect position by Tim Wellens and Jasper De Buyst.
The Australian was one of the first riders to begin the all-important climb. Even after several attacks, Ewan remained at the very front of the race and was part of a select group that would battle for victory. In the descent, Jasper Stuyven attacked, which caused some hesitation in the chasing group.
Caleb Ewan, atop on his Ridley equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS Disc Brake electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora full carbon wheels, still launched a powerful acceleration, but eventually came just a couple of metres short of winning Milan-Sanremo.
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