The most coveted former Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen has said that fellow Australian Caleb Ewan has everything in him to become the best sprinter on his bike.
If he is able to maintain the form that he had showcased in the Tour Down Under, then he can easily get the better of Olympics silver medalist Mark Cavendish. Cavendish has taken a leaf out of Robbie McEwen’s book and came out with better Down Under results. McEwen believes that the 21 year old McEwan will be the next big racing sprinter in Australia. McEwen is currently working for an Australian television.
Robbie McEwen had an illustrious racing career and won a total of 75 races from 1996 to 2012. He has won 12 stages of the popular Tour De France race as well as the Giro d’Italia race. He feels that there would be a big fight between Cavendish and Caleb McEwan for the top next generation sprinter spot. Caleb is on top of his form, but Cavendish has a lot of experience to outperform Caleb in tough race situations.
McEwen has great admiration for the cycling prowess of McEwan and believes that he is all set to beat him as the best Australian road sprinter of all time. He believes that Caleb has a lot more to go before toppling him as the best ever Australian road sprinter. The low aerodynamic sprinting position of McEwan is the same one that Cavendish used during his Tour De France races between 2008 and 2013. McEwen is proud to announce that he, Cavendish and Caleb are the only riders to have won more than 10 races in the neo-pro season in the last 20 years. Robbie is slightly worried about Caleb as he does not have the aggression for the big sprint races like Cavendish.