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Sprint phenom Ewan stays on track with Orica

A rising young star sprinter, Caleb Ewan signs for two more years with his Australian Orica – BikeExchange team.

Caleb Ewan, 22, has renewed a two-year contract with ORICA – BikeExchange for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. In just his first two seasons as a professional rider, the sprint phenom, has won 14 pro race stages including a stage win at the 2015 Vuelta a España and two stage wins at this year’s Tour Down Under.

“I’m really excited to be able to stay with the team; I feel like I have progressed really well here,” Ewan said. “I’m definitely getting stronger, and I’m thankful for all the help and support the team has given me to get even better.”

Sport director Matt White said that the team looks forward to helping Ewan to the next level by creating the best possible environment for one of Australia’s most promising young stars. “Caleb is still young, but we are well aware that he is ready to take the next steps in his career, and we are happy to be part of that. It is really exciting to work with such a great talent who has already won significant races for us at a very young age.”

The young Australian has made his mark not only for his fast development but also for the incredibly low and aero position he takes when sprinting, his head so far over the handlebars, the slightest bump could easily cause him to land straight on his face.

Caleb Ewan
Age: 22
From: Sydney, New South Wales
Turned Professional: 2014

Major results:

2016:
– 1st, Australia National Championship – criterium
– 1st, People’s Choice Classic
– 1st, Tour Down Under – stage 1
– 1st, Tour Down Under – stage 6
– 1st, Herald Sun Tour – stage 2

2015:
– 1st, Vuelta a La Rioja
– 1st, Tour de Korea – general classification
– 1st, Tour de Langkawi – sprint classification
– 1st, Vuelta a España – stage 5