Young sprint star Caleb Ewan has asserted himself as one of the fastest riders in the world today, winning the final stage of the Tour of Abu Dhabi ahead of well established sprinters, Mark Cavendish (Dimension-Data) and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal).
The 22-year-old displayed his sprinting maturity, timing his effort to perfection as he launched out from behind the wheel of lead-out man Roger Kluge and to his eighth victory of the season.
After his unfortunate crash on stage one and an agonisingly close second place on stage two, Ewan was relieved to come away with the victory to finish off the tour sucessfully.
“I guess I started this race on a real low with that crash and then I finished on an absolute high,” said Ewan. “After stage two I'm really happy to repay my team with a win.”
|1||Rui Costa (POR) - Team UAE Emirates||15:42:21|
|2||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) - Katusha-Alpecin||0:00:04|
|3||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Sunweb||0:00:16|
|4||Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo||0:00:38|
|5||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) - Quick-Step Floors||0:00:53|
|6||Rafal Majka (POL) - Bora-Hansgrohe||0:00:56|
|7||George Bennett (NZL) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo|
|8||Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team|
|9||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale|
|10||Patrick Konrad (AUT) - Bora-Hansgrohe||0:01:07|
|22||Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:15|
|24||Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:15|
|25||Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:15|
|76||Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:06:50|
|86||Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:11:36|
|93||Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:11:52|
|115||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:12:12|
|133||Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:20:08|