McEwen to leave Silence-Lotto
Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen has confirmed that he plans to leave Silence-Lotto for a new team next season.
McEwen has reportedly signed with Tinkoff Credit Systems squad, but in an interview with The Australian newspaper, the Aussie sprinter declined to confirm that.
“I’ve signed with a new team for next year but I’ll wait until later in the year to make any announcements about what I’m doing and let the new team announce it,” McEwen told the paper. “Whatever team it is, I’ll let them announce it.”
McEwen finished the Tour this year but didn’t add to his impressive tally of 12 Tour stage wins. The team focused all of its efforts on supporting the GC aspirations of his fellow Australian, Cadel Evans,
McEwen said he was disappointed not to have won a stage this year.
“That’s what I came here to do, but the team was a whole different set up,” McEwen said.
“It’s been a difficult tour for me because riding the sprints on your own is very, very hard when you’ve got to try and do the job of three guys alone. But that’s something I knew coming into the Tour.”