A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels

Season 7, Episode 3,   Jan 17, 2019, 11:04 AM

The 2019 road racing season is underway in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People's Choice Classic, his first race in Lotto-Soudal colours before the Tour Down Under began.

We hear from Ewan about how he hopes to return to peak form after a disappointing final year with Mitchelton-Scott where his sprinting ambitions got squeezed out as the team focused on their Grand Tour prospects instead.

We also hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step's Bob Jungels. The Luxembourg champion won Liège-Bastogne-Liège in stunning fashion last April and built his summer around the Tour de France. He talks about the tension that crept in and how the experience of riding the Tour became almost suffocating at times. Now he wants to return to the Giro d'Italia and rediscover the joy of racing for a high place in the overall classification.

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