Caleb Ewan: Sprinters need to have respect for each other

MURRAY BRIDGE AUSTRALIA JANUARY 24 Arrival Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team LottoSoudal Celebration during the 22nd Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Stage 4 a 1528km stage from Norwood to Murray Bridge TDU tourdownunder UCIWT on January 24 2020 in Murray Bridge Australia Photo by Daniel KaliszGetty Images
Caleb Ewan winning a stage in the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Caleb Ewan and Philippe Gilbert have been preparing for Milan-San Remo this week but like everyone in the cycling world, they were shocked to see the crash at the Tour de Pologne that saw Fabio Jakobsen hit the barrier at high speed and suffer serious injury.

As a world-class sprinter and experienced classics rider who often speaks out for the safety in the peloton, they were both shocked by how the crash happened but both doubted what, if anything, can be done to make sprinting safer in the future.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.