The two-time runner-up in Milan and San Remo’s Caleb Yuen (Lota Sudal) seems in good shape to make another bid for his first win at the Monument after he won the third stage on Wednesday in Tirena -Adriatic.
The 170-kilometer stage from Murlo to Terni was reduced to a blow on a cobbled, slightly elevated hill. The Groupama-FDJ team sprinted for Arno Demar, but Ewen had other plans. The 27-year-old Australian came forward to get a clear victory, ahead of Demar, and the future Olav Kui of Jamba-Visma took third place in the day.
This victory was the third victory of the Yuan in the 2022 season, but the first in history in the Tyrrhenian Adriatic.
“I’ve been coming for a few years and I’ve always been unlucky or lacking in form,” Ewan said. “It’s a race I wanted to win.”
He will seek to continue this strong start in the remaining stages of the race before he shifts his focus to one-day action in Milan-San Remo, which is a major goal in the Yuan calendar each year. In 2018, he took second place after Vincenzo Nibali, and last year again took second place after Jasper Stuyven.
“You always want to start the year very well and I’m happy with how this year started,” Ewan said. “One of my big goals this season is next week, so I’ll be very sure of that.”
Euan will make his sixth start in the Italian classic on March 19 in hopes of becoming better than ever.
Murlo → Terni
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When around the corner from Milan-San Remo, Caleb Yuen wins the sprint in the Tyrrhenian Adriatic
Source link When around the corner from Milan-San Remo, Caleb Yuen wins the sprint in the Tyrrhenian Adriatic