Ewan touched wheels with Sacha Modolo (Lampre Merida) in the lead up to the sprint finish in Dabrowa Gornicza, bringing down a number of riders and holding up most of the peloton. Only nine riders avoided the crash, with Matteo Peluchi (IAM Cycling) taking the win from the reduced group. Orica-GreenEDGE’s Mitch Docker also avoided trouble to roll through for ninth.
Massive Poland pile-up
The final approach to the finish line of Stage 2 at the Tour of Poland was all going smoothly for Australia's Caleb Ewan and Green Edge Cycling, and then this happened. Full report - including the verdict from the Orica-GREENEDGE docs - at Cycling Central.
Posted by SBS Cycling Central on Monday, 3 August 2015
“Caleb came down, it’s really disappointing after that team performance but we are very lucky that he is alright after coming down so hard and fast," said Orica-GREENEDGE directeur sportif Matt Wilson. "We don’t know how he is going to feel tomorrow, but he will definitely be there on the start line.”
“I couldn’t have asked any more of the guys today, they did an absolutely incredible job in those last laps,” added Wilson. “Certainly it was very aggressive in the last couple of hundred metres, but it always is in a sprint."
Ewan, one of Australia's most promising young cycling talents, is currently in his first year in the WorldTour. His Tour of Pologne looked to be going well before the Stage 2 crash, with Ewan coming second to Giant Alpecin's Marcel Kittel in Stage 1's sprint finish.