Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja - Race Overview

Neo-pro sprinter Caleb Ewan has claimed his first professional win in Europe, Spanish one-day race Vuelta a La Rioja today.

The 20-year-old rode with the full support of a much more experienced ORICA-GreenEDGE lineup to pull off the team’s second consecutive victory at the event following that of Michael Matthews last year. South African teammate Daryl Impeyfinished second.

Having had Michael Albasini and Christian Meier in the early break, ORICA-GreenEDGE then took control at the front of the bunch for the final 30km, too strong for any outfits to challenge.

The win gives Ewan victories on three continents in 2015, following earlier season successes in Australia and Langkawi.

“Obviously this is another great confidence booster for me,” Ewan said.

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:52:42
2 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Andrea Palini (ITA) - Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling ST
4 Carlos Barbero (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
5 Jesus Herrada (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
6 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
7 Sergey Shilov (RUS) - Lokosphinx ST
8 Jan Brockhoff (GER) - AWT Greenway 0:00:03
9 Andrea Peron (ITA) - Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:03
10 Unai Intziarte (SPA) - Murias Taldea 0:00:03
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:52:42
2 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
21 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
36 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
52 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:27
56 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:35
73 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:16
78 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:04