Five talking points from stage seven of the Giro d’Italia 2021

Ewan doubles up, Gaviria goes long, and Merlier has a 'case of the Tom Dumoulins'

Caleb Ewan wins his second stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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Caleb Ewan shows his versatility once again

Caleb Ewan had already achieved his goal for the 2021 Giro d’Italia before the start of stage seven, having won stage five with a remarkable sprint effort.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.