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Caleb Ewan wins his firts Scheldeprijs

14 October 2020
Caleb Ewan wins his firts Scheldeprijs

The rider from Team Lotto-Soudal dominated the mass sprint.

Caleb Ewan was supreme in the streets of Schoten, Belgium, in a mass sprint, which was marred by a serious crash. The Australian used his trademark late acceleration to move ahead of his rival sprinters and win Scheldeprijs on his debut in the sprinters’ Classic. The Scheldeprijs is the oldest Flemish race on the international calendar. With 174 km, and start as well as finish in Schoten, the 108th edition was, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a shortened version of the traditional Scheldeprijs. The 26-year-old Ewan was faster than Pascal Ackermann and Niccolò Bonifazio. Both riders were unable to match Ewan’s speed. Later, Ackermann was disqualified for a dangerous sprint.

“This is probably one of the biggest sprint classics. I haven’t won one of these classics before, so it’s super nice. Moreover it’s the first time that I’ve done this Scheldeprijs. I wanted to come here and we were really motivated. I know it’s really important for the team to have a big win in Belgium. So, I’m super happy that I could deliver that for them. We haven’t had a win in a classic of this level for a long time in the team. So, they’re going to be very happy. As it’s my first time here and now my first win, I am super happy to have this on my palmares now”, concluded Caleb Ewan.

Caleb Ewan dominated the mass sprint atop on his Ridley equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS Disc Brake 12 Speed and with Campagnolo Bora WTO 60.

 

 

 

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