Caleb Ewan has pulled out of the Giro d’Italia to concentrate on his preparations for the Tour de France after winning Wednesday’s 11th stage.
The Australian, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, had set his sights on winning just one stage of the Giro, so is more than happy to leave with two as he turns his attention to France.
With the mountains approaching at the Giro, Ewan is unlikely to be the only sprinter to pull out with 10 days remaining, and he says it is the right decision. “I think it makes sense that the sprinters leave the Giro prematurely,” Ewan said. “From now on, there are virtually only tough stages left, so not very suited to us. “I am happy that I came to the Giro.
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The succession of the long and sometimes challenging stages will have done me good, condition-wise. “I came into the Giro and I really wanted to win one stage.
To get two is more than I expected, so I am really satisfied with that. “I will take some days of rest now and then go on a training camp to prepare for the Tour.” The Tour de France begins on July 6 and Ewan can take plenty of confidence into the race following his performances in Italy.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.