Video: Caleb Ewan won the criterium before the Santos Tour Down Under, Martin Laas 14th
Schwalbe Classic, the traditional criterium before the beginning of the men's Santos Tour Down Under was won by its multiple winner, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal). "I started this season, I think, with a bit of pressure to replicate what I did last year or try to grow my wins on top of that. This is my first race of the season, usually, I’ve done some races before but I felt really good out there. I was pretty relaxed for the first half sitting down the back and then when I needed to go, I got up into position and that was it."
Martin Laas and his teammates of Bora Hansgrohe didn't get their sprint train running as they wanted to and during the last two laps Martin was sitting on the 20th position without any success of placing himself on a better place before the final corner. " My form is okey, i can't really complain. Just the level of racing is a bit higher to what i'm used to, and it takes some time to get the needed confidence for performing at this level," explained us Martin after the race.
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Photo: Bora Hansgrohe @Bettiniphoto