Greipel, Kittel, and Ewan each head to the Giro d'Italia with something to prove, and the early flat stages are pregnant with opportunity.
The 21-year-old Australian has 14 professional victories and is now in his third pro season. His next big test is the Giro d'Italia.
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After his TDU dominance, Caleb Ewan will skip MSR to tackle the Giro
Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in Adelaide, with Simon Gerrans holding the lead
The 21-year-old Australian sprint star played it cool on a hot day of racing and delivered a perfect sprint in the finale to take the GC
There was no Cavendish or Kittel. But Caleb Ewan was at the People's Choice Classic, and showed top form ahead of the TDU.
Freshly crowned Australian crit champ Caleb Ewan is raising the bar with his race schedule and targeting higher-profile results.
Despite a drop in wins in 2015, Australia’s first WorldTour team sets high expectations for its 25-man roster next season.
The under-23 race can reveal promising stars — Ewan, second last year, had arguably one of the best debuts ever for a young sprinter.