Mitchelton–Scott director explains why Caleb Ewan missed out on Tour de France squad

Matt White says the team had to hedge their bets behind Adam Yates instead of a sprint team which hasn't fired that successfully this year

Caleb Ewan at the 2018 Tour of California (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mitchelton-Scott say it just did not make sense to bring Caleb Ewan to the Tour de France when their classification team is so successful.

Head sports director Matt White noted the results: out of 17 sprints this season, the 23-year-old Aussie sprinter only won two. Instead, the Australian WorldTour team put their weight behind Brit Adam Yates who placed fourth in the 2016 Tour and just finished second behind Geraint Thomas (Sky) in the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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