The Australian team triumphed in three stages last year, all thanks to their pocket rocket, Caleb Ewan. Though the diminutive sprinter is heading to Lotto-soudal in the off-season and their sprinting team’s form has been circumspect this season, the 24-year-old has the pace and pedigree to win multiple stages once again.
Ewan will have the support of Roger Kluge, who is also expected to move to Lotto-soudal. Together, the pair worked as potently as some of the sport’s finest sprinting tandem partners last year, and with their Tour de France nonselection still fresh in the mind, they’ll be determined to prove that their bosses shouldn’t have overlooked them.
n CW says An on-song Ewan or not, they’re likely to be in contention for victory in the team time trial. n Key rider caleb ewan Despite his well-documented troubles this season, he thrives in this race.