Ewan switches to survival mode ahead of Tour de France's Alpine triple header

Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) at the Tour de France
Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

With the Tour de France firmly in the Alps at the moment and ready to hit the mountains once again on Tuesday following the rest day, the coming stages will be case of survival for a large portion of the peloton, not least the sprint stars who have shone on a few occasions during the first half of the race.

There have been notably few chances for the sprinters to do their thing so far in the Tour, with back-to-back wins in Denmark stage 2 and 3 for Dutchmen Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen the only pure sprints of the opening nine stages.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, and Demi Vollering.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.