Robbie McEwen, the Aussie cycling legend ended an illustrious 17-season career in 2012. However, the summer has seen him back into the limelight as he fills in for the Australian race broadcaster SBS as a commentator.
One more than a number of ways, it is a new role for him, especially for a man who spent most of his career finishing off races. This time around, he has to talk in the commentary position until the 50km mark before he and his co-commentator hands over to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, an unfamiliar position of lead-out man to Phil and Paul’s veteran sprint kings.
He had flow out to Western Australia on an ambassadorial role for a race with no plans to ride. However, it was later announced that on Twitter by the organization that the Queensland resident would be starting the Gran Fondo later on during the week.
He finally started in the 40–44 age category, before peeling back off to assume PA duties. McEwen made it known that he would not feel so comfortable racing. (more…)
After an amazing and well-decorated career, Australian cyclist Robbie McEwen has decided to go into retirement.
McEwen whose career lasted for 17 years during which he obtained several victories and medal retired after completing the tour of California.
During his time on the track, McEwen achieve 12 victories and medals on the tour the France stage, needless to say, an amazing feat. At the peak of his career, McEwen had been reputed as quite the extraordinary cyclist; the 39 year old was ranked among the greatest sprinters in the world to have ever graced the circuit.
The cyclist from Brisbane went on to win different decorations on the tour de France stage, McEwen won the sprinters classification of the tour the France three times and in addition to that, he has a record of 12 stage wins in both the tour of his homeland, and the Giro d’italia.
No doubt, his retirement is a sad conclusion to what has been one of the best careers in the history of the sport. As the idea of retiring occurred to him after getting of the bicycle when concluding his last race and ending his competitive caree, McEwen was quoted to have said: (more…)
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. (more…)
Robbie McEwen, winner of green jersey thrice believes that Michael Matthews is all set to challenge Peter Sagan for the crown of sprint, this year since his start in the Paris-Nice was excellent.
In the honourable Milan San-Remo, he came third trailing behind John Degenkolb from Giant-Alpecin and Alexander Kristoff from team Katusha.
Though he began his season late but he did aim at Milan San-Remo. Apart from the three tours which are hailed to be grand, the Spring Classics also known as the Five Monuments is the target. Mathew’s style suits Milan San-Remo which is why he feels that he is going to be successful. It is the team for which he is thankful for. His starting tour will be in July and he feels that he has the ability to push Sagan. In the last year Sagan had positive results in the tour, owing to his successful tour of three weeks. McEwen is sure that Matthews is going to give him a tough fight. Looking at the sprinters, neither Sagan nor Matthews are pure sprinters which are the reason why Mark Cavendish can have an edge over them going by his records of the tours. (more…)
The 17 year old Harrison Mudgway’s coach, Chris Willett thinks that Mudgway has the capability to advance further in the sport of Mountain Biking. Harrison Mudgway is from New Zealand and he managed to secure the title of national champion not too long ago.
He became the cross country mountain biking champion in the under 19 category. At present he is aiming at becoming the champion of Oceania race which is scheduled to start on 26th February in Toowoomba.
Chris Willett expects that Harrison Mudgway will be able to achieve a podium finish and also going to win the title of overall leader of the race. Harrison is also of the same opinion. Mudgway said that he is indeed a little nervous but his level of confidence exceeds his nervousness. He also said that his major objective is to be among the top three riders to finish the race. Having a good race is also a priority for him. Mudgway also wants circumstances to be in his favour. (more…)