Australian sprint sensation Caleb Ewan is slated for a much-anticipated return to GreenEDGE Cycling in the 2024 season. Ewan, who originally turned professional with GreenEDGE in 2014, has since emerged as one of the globe’s top sprinters. During his initial tenure with the Australian outfit, he marked his first WorldTour win at the Vuelta a España and went on to secure victories at various other races, including the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Britain.
After a five-year stint with Lotto Dstny, where he clinched 31 victories, Ewan’s homecoming is greeted with enthusiasm by GreenEDGE, also known as Team Jayco AlUla. The team’s management is optimistic that Ewan, now a five-time Tour de France stage winner and 11-time Grand Tour stage winner, will seamlessly integrate back into the team’s dynamic.
Brent Copeland, the General Manager of Team Jayco AlUla, noted that Caleb’s exceptional track record speaks volumes. According to Copeland, having an Australian rider of Ewan’s calibre is particularly special for the team. He stated that Ewan’s addition will fortify the team’s sprinting unit, enabling them to be competitive across a variety of race scenarios.
Caleb Ewan expressed his delight at rejoining GreenEDGE, citing the team’s Australian culture and English-speaking environment as factors that make it special for him. Ewan acknowledged that his early years at GreenEDGE were crucial in shaping him both as a rider and a leader. He is keen on re-entering the team in a more senior role, aiming to help younger Australian cyclists reach their potential.
However, 2023 wasn’t a cakewalk for Ewan at Lotto Dstny. The team’s CEO, Stéphane Heulot, acknowledged the sprinter’s contributions but cited the past year as challenging for him. Ewan and Lotto Dstny mutually decided to terminate his ongoing contract, allowing him the freedom to explore new horizons. Ewan expressed gratitude towards Lotto Dstny for the experiences he gained but felt it was time for a change. Both parties wished each other the best for their respective futures.