2015 Vuelta a Espana stage winner Caleb Ewan is off to a flying start to 2016, taking out the opening criterium at the 2016 Bay Cycling Classic with a bold early move on the Geelong hotdog circuit.
Ewan?s victory capitalised on an impressive performance by debutant Jack Haig who spent the majority of the one-hour long race on the front of the peloton chasing down moves.
21-year-old Ewan was pleased to produce the victory, despite not having pinned on a number since September, and was quick to praise his sole teammate in Haig.
?This was my first race in four months,? Ewan said.? ?I think it?s one of the hardest races to start with ? one hour full gas.?
?It?s a massive relief. I didn?t know what my form was going to be like, especially in a short race like this. I haven?t done an hour-long race since this time last year. It was nice coming here and winning again.
?But more impressive today was Jack?s performance. He?s a climber, and unfortunately, we had a broken bike for Alex (Edmondson) so he couldn?t start but Jack did an awesome job… I?m so impressed with him.?
Images copyright Jarrod Partridge
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