Since joining his native Australian WorldTour team Orica-GreenEdge in 2014, Caleb Ewan has already made a big impact on the world of sprinting, despite being just 21-years-old.
But it’s not just his results, which include a maiden Grand Tour stage victory at the Vuelta a España in 2015, that have got people talking, but the way he sprints on the bike.
Adopting an incredibly low position and pushing himself really far forward on the bike, Ewan is able to reduce the aerodynamic drag and still produce substantial power to give him the edge over his rivals. Not too dissimilar to how Mark Cavendish achieved so much success in the past.
But adopting such an extreme position didn’t come easy, as Ewan explains to CW ahead of the Giro d’Italia, with a lot of work put in in the windtunnel to find the optimum position.
While he might not be able to produce the same power as he would in a more upright position, Ewan says the trade off for the aero gains in worth it, and if he continues to utilise it as has already in his young career, he looks destined to have some huge success in the future.