Wins sparks relief for Caleb Ewan after 'average' sprints in the UAE Tour

UAE Tour 2021
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Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) could breath a sigh of relief after finally winning a stage of the UAE Tour on Saturday. The Australian left it late, waiting until the final stage of the race before finally making his mark and beating his perennial rival Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) into second place.

Until stage 7, Ewan’s best result in the race, and this season in fact, had been third on stage 4 but he had not been able to truly contest any of the other sprints due to positioning issues, while on stage 1 he was distanced early on in the crosswinds. On stage 7 he timed his sprint perfectly, edging out Bennett.

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