Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on Vuelta a España stage five

Young Australian beat John Degenkolb and Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to the line in Alcala de Guadaira

26 August 2015
70th Vuelta a Espana
Stage 05 : Rota - Alcala de Guadaira
1st : EWAN Caleb (AUS) Orica - GreenEDGE
2nd : DEGENKOLB John (GER) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Caleb Ewan made it a race to remember for Orica-GreenEdge after taking sprint victory on stage five of the Vuelta España, beating John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) to the line in Alcala de Guadaira.

The Australian team have already enjoyed success through another young rider Esteban Chaves, who took victory on stage two and held the red leader's jersey, but it was their home rider Ewan who enjoyed success on the uphill drag to the finish on the Vuelta's fifth day.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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