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Wollongong worlds without Caleb Ewan

Posted by Mathieu WARNIER, Media365 on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm.

Caleb Evan will not compete in the next World Championship road race organized in Wollongong after being out of form for several weeks and not being served by the proposed course.

The 2022 season remains a dream come true for Caleb Evan. “Pocket Rocket”, who has won five times since the beginning of the year, has not been able to raise his hands since April 15 and the sixth stage of the Tour of Turkey. According to a Belgian TV channel, the Australian sprinter, who was almost invisible during the last Tour de France, took a new blow to the head. RTBF. In fact, Australian team coach Rory Sutherland has opted to do without a member of the Lotto-Southall team for the next World Championship road race, which is scheduled for September 25 in Wollongong, the first city to host the event from Melbourne. and Geelong in 2010. Caleb Ewan is not among the eight runners established for the controversial event over 266.9 kilometers or on a possible list of alternates.

A lesson adverse to one’s character

In justifying this absence, the Australian coach highlighted the “pocket rocket”‘s lack of form, which has gone more than four months without a win. Added to this is the nature of the course of these world championships, which, if urban in its final stretch, is not without its difficulties. In fact, the climb of Mount Pleasant, over a kilometer long with gradients of more than 10%, will be on the program twelve times to gain more than 4,000 meters of altitude in the entire event. From Rory Sutherland’s point of view, those are traits that don’t allow Caleb Ewan to take a shot or influence the course of the race within the Australian collective. The announcement is yet to be formalized as the identity of the two dismissed riders has yet to be formalised.

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