Caleb Ewan abandons Giro d'Italia in pursuit of stage wins at each Grand Tour

The Australian climbs off after picking up two stage wins in the first week

Caleb Ewan at the 2021 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty)

Caleb Ewan has abandoned the Giro d'Italia 2021, climbing off during stage eight after picking up two victories in the first week.

The Australian sprinter is looking to win a stage at each Grand Tour this year and has always said he would at some point abandon the Giro in pursuit of this goal.

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