Orica-GreenEdge 'not worried' about Caleb Ewan's performance at Giro d'Italia

Australian WorldTour team Orica-GreenEdge happy to let Caleb Ewan gain experience in his first Giro d'Italia as Marcel Kittel and André Greipel take sprint wins

Caleb Ewan does all he can to catch back on at the Tour de Yorkshire stage three. The Australian sprinter narrowly missed out on a stage victory on the first day of the race, but was unable to complete stage three in some tough conditions.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Hopes were pinned on 21-year-old Caleb Ewan to score just as fast in his first Giro d'Italia as he did in his Vuelta a España debut last summer, but after one week and today's sprint in Foligno, those victories have gone to Marcel Kittel and André Greipel. Team Orica-GreenEdge, however, says that it is not worried about its Australian sprinter.

Ewan won the fifth stage of the Vuelta in his first Grand Tour year last season. Out of cycling's crop of current sprinters – Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff, Greipel and Kittel – only one other scored in his Grand Tour debut. Kittel won in the 2011 Vuelta, when he was already 23 years old.

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