EWAN DISAPPOINTED BUT ACCEPTS DECISION
AUSTRALIAN Lotto-Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan has accepted the decision by commissaires to relegate him from southaustralia.com Stage 5, but says he disagrees with the outcome against him.
Ewan was judged to be in breach of UCI road race regulations controlling the conduct of riders at final and intermediate sprints and was subsequently excluded from Saturday's penultimate stage.
The man he crossed the line ahead of was Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) who was promoted to first place in the dramatic stage that also saw race leader Patrick Bevin caught up in a peloton crash 10km from the finish.
Lotto-Soudal released a statement with Ewan staying he was disappointed with the result, but also praising the work of teammates.