Although Orica-GreenEdge and Caleb Ewan haven’t registered a stage win at the Giro D’Italia so far, the young Australian is happy with how everything is progressing on the bike.
It’s been an entertaining Giro so far with Italy’s Gianluca Brambilla currently occupying the Maglia Rosa after yesterday’s wet and eventful time-trial.
But in the preceding days Ewan has been close to victory but either Marcel Kittel of Etixx-Quickstep or Andre Greipel of Lotto-Soudal took home the spoils.
After today’s rest day the terrain gets more mountainous, but there are some opportunities for Ewan to take home his first Giro stage win of his career.
Ewan feels he is ‘getting better’ with every sprint stage
Ewan only burst onto the professional cycling scene last year when he took home a stage win in the Vuelta a Espana; but with a year to improve, the 21-year-old is looking leaner and more importantly stronger.
He is not yet on the level of Kittel and Greipel, but with every stage he is gaining experience and it won’t be too long until we see him cross the line first.
The next sprint stage is stage 12 from Noale to Bibione and it is here where Ewan wants to experience victory.
Speaking about stage 12, Ewan said: "I don't think we're far off from really nailing it if it all comes together on that stage."
Ewan’s partnership with Luka Mezgec is certainly blossoming and it could be one to watch out for in the future; but in the present Ewan said they have ‘worked well’ together so far.
Having experienced pros like Mezgec will only help Ewan in the long run, and the young Australian is pleased to have someone like Mezgec around saying: "It's been good working with him. He is also a really experienced guy and a guy who can win stages.”