Ewan wins Australian criterium title as Von Hoff finishes 18th in title defence

Orica-GreenEdge sprinter Caleb Ewan continued his impressive start to the season by winning the Australian National Championships criterium in Ballarat

Caleb Ewan at the U-23 mens road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Pre-race favourite Caleb Ewan held off the competition at the Australian National Championships criterium race in Ballarat to continue his incredible start to the season.

The win was Ewan's fourth in five starts - and we're only six days into the year. The Orica-GreenEdge rider dominated the Mitchelton Bay Cycle Classic to start the year - his third overall title in the year's first race.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.