With the launch of the Giro next Saturday, the big first round of 2021 begins. Lotto-Soudal wants to get rid of the sour taste of a disappointing spring in Italy. The Belgian Formation relies on its quick launcher Caleb Ewan for this purpose. “I’m here to win the stages, as always,” the Australian said with determination.
It will be a busy fall for Caleb Ewan, because after Giro, the 26-year-old is also heading towards Tour and Vuelta. He wants to win in stages everywhere, starting with Italy. “I used to live here, so I’m always happy to be back. Italians with a passion for cycling always make it special.”
However, Ewan will not receive stage victories as a gift, because with a strong field of participants, the competition is not out of place. “With Viviani, Gaviria, Groenewegen and Nizzolo, among others, there are many candidates, and then I forgot a few of them.”
I still feel some pressure due to the weakness of the spring of our team.
“I feel some pressure due to the weakness of the spring for our team, but I’m just focused on my goals. If I can win a stage on every big lap, maybe the team can still look back on a successful season.”
“There’s a good chance the sprints will be chaotic this year.”
The name is already mentioned, but Dylan Groenewegen is also making his peloton debut since the heavy Fabio Jacobsen crashed on the Poland tour. Have sprints become safer since then?
“Running is a dangerous profession anyway, but I don’t think much has changed in the meantime. Crushing barriers are the most dangerous and without a spectator they fall off easily.”
“I think we’ll also see fast, chaotic races this year, because no teams really have a strong lead. Many riders will have to wait at the last minute to get in the wind and then it’s always chaos.”
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