Caleb Ewan fires to victory on Hatta Dam as Sam Bennett fades on stage two of UAE Tour 2020

A second consecutive win for Ewan on the ultra-steep climb

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Caleb Ewan put in another storming sprint on the Hatta Dam climb to take victory, as Sam Bennett faded in the final 50 metres of stage two at the UAE Tour 2020.

Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was the first to launch his sprint at the foot of the 17 per cent max gradient ramp, hitting the front with Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) pinned to his wheel.

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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.