At 25, Caleb Ewan has not only lived his dream of riding the Tour de France, but by far exceeded it – becoming the fastest man on the planet.
Caleb Ewan was 10 years old when he won his first bike race. Since that moment he’s dedicated his life to reaching the pinnacle of the sport he loves so much. And this month, with poise, class and courage, he reached it.
Winning the final stage of the Tour de France – the 128km leg of Rambouillet to the famed Champs-Elysees – made him the standout sprinter of the 106th edition, and the fastest man in the world.
It was his third stage win, the most of any rider this year.
“I can’t believe it. This is where all the sprinters want to win and I’ve done it my first time,” he said. “I think this is the most iconic stage in cycling history and, to be honest, I turned on to the Champs-Elysees for the first time today and I almost had tears in my eyes.”
— Caleb Ewan (@CalebEwan) July 29, 2019
Caleb’s dream Tour
With the support of his new team Lotto Soudal, Caleb was the most consistent sprinter with results including:
1st – stage 21
1st – stage 16
1st – stage 11
3rd – stage 10
2nd – stage 7
3rd – stage 4
3rd – stage 1
How life changes
It was Caleb’s reaction after his stage 16 win in Nîmes that said more about the young man than any achievement that will invariably come his way.
After marrying his wife Ryann in October 2018, his baby Lily was born six weeks premature – a month before the Tour de France began.
With his family at the finish line to see him win Caleb said it was: “Probably the most special moment of my career so far. My daughter’s due date was today but instead she was here to see me win a Tour de France stage!”
— CyclingCentral (@CyclingCentral) July 23, 2019
While family time will take priority in the coming days, we can look forward to seeing the incredible talent of the Bowral-born pocket-rocket when he returns to Australia for the domestic summer of cycling.