Caleb Ewan is using Campagnolo's old 11-speed Super Record at the Giro d'Italia: here's why

Caleb Ewan on stage at the teams presentation ahead of the Giro d'Italia
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As the Giro d'Italia enters its fifth day, today's pan-flat stage from Modena to Cattolica presents the third opportunity for sprinters to show their cards in what is shaping up to be a hard-fought battle for the maglia ciclamino. 

Among the fast men hoping to make a mark on the race is Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan. Throughout the race, Ewan will be piloting his team-issue Ridley Noah Fast aero road bike, which comes decked out in Campagnolo componentry. However, there is something odd in terms of the Campagnolo groupset fitted to the Australian's bike.

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.