ProTeam Caleb Ewan crowns successful weekend with second place in Tour of Limburg

On Saturday, the Australian won in the Van Merksteijn Fences Classic, on Monday it was a second place, in short a successful weekend for Lotto Dstny.
29 May 2023

After an eventful final in which Caleb Ewan had to cope with his fair share of bad luck, he was beaten by Gerben Thijssen in the Tour of Limburg on Monday. On Saturday, the Australian won in the Van Merksteijn Fences Classic, Monday it was a second place, in short, a successful Whitsun weekend for Lotto Dstny.

For the Australian, the finale was one he will remember for a long time: "At 10km from the finish I had a flat tire. I knew the team car was far away, so I wouldn't be able to get a new bike quickly. Therefore, I swapped with Jarrad (Drizners), but of course his bike was way too big for me. A few minutes later Michael (Schwarzmann) offered his bike, but just at that moment the team car drove by and so I changed bikes for the third time."

Thanks to the team's hard work, Ewan was still able to limit the damage: "The moment I punctured, I actually thought my race was over. The pace in the peloton was so fast. Without those bike changes or the hard work of Rüdiger (Selig) I would never have made it back to the front of the peloton."

Ewan says he is satisfied with his performance of the weekend: "A second win would have been nice, but I had already lost a lot of energy on that ride back to the peloton. Keeping those mechanical issues in mind, I'm super satisfied with this second place."

"I am in good shape but I feel there is still margin on it. We still have just over a month until the Tour, so I hope I can peak there," said the Lotto Dstny rider.


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