Caleb Ewan eyeing stage wins over Tour de France green jersey

Lotto Soudal’s Caleb Ewan wins stage 2 of the 2020 UAE Tour in February
Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) wearing the points jersey in the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In his Tour de France debut in 2019, Australian Caleb Ewan racked up three victories to add to his trio of Giro d'Italia stage wins and one stage of the Vuelta a España. The Lotto Soudal rider is coming into this year's Tour de France aiming to raise his arms in victory at least once more. But after coming a distant second to Peter Sagan in the points classification last season, Ewan said he will not try for the green jersey.

"I'm not focussing on the green jersey to be honest," Ewan said. "The way the points work it's just not a competition that suits a pure sprinter. We haven't seen a pure sprinter win in years. I think not just Sagan but also [Wout] Van Aert who can climb and sprint. The days I can't get to the finish, they'll get there and get maximum points. Even the days when I can win, they're always top five or top 10 and always scoring points."

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