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Gallery: Caleb Ewan doubles tally at Giro d'Italia

Joe Robinson
15 May 2021

A team sport won by individuals, Lotto Soudal are playing the perfect game

Cycling is a team sport won by individuals. Stage 7 of this year's Giro d'Italia proved that beyond doubt.

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan won the 181km stage into Termoli ahead of Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation) and Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix). What was, in the end, quiet a comfortable victory doubled Ewan's tally for the race so far and pushed him into the Maglia Ciclamino sprinter classification lead. 

For his troubles, Ewan graced the winner's podium for the second time in three days, drinking champagne, waving to the crowd.

After crossing the line, Ewan rode into the arms of a soigneur, celebrating the win. Estatic, his fists were clenched, smile beaming as he looked around for his teammates to thank them. Two minutes and nine seconds after Ewan crossed the line, Kobe Goosens, Stefano Oldani, Tomasz Marczynski, Harm Vanhoucke and Roger Kluge rolled over the finish with their arms in the air, celebrating as if they'd all won themselves. Cycling is a team sport won by individuals

Here are Chris Auld's best images from Stage 7:

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