Caleb Ewan fires Tour Down Under warning in Schwalbe Classic

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Caleb Ewan wins 2022 Schwalbe Classic
(Image credit: Tim de Waele / Getty)

Caleb Ewan sent a warning shot to his rivals on Saturday after easily outsprinting the field at the Schwalbe Classic, a prelude to the Tour Down Under, without the aid of his trade team. 

Ewan won the street criterium in a bunch kick wearing Australian national colours, not that of his Lotto Dstny squad, which after being relegated from the WorldTour at the end of last season is not required to be in Adelaide. 

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.