Caleb Ewan wins Scheldeprijs after crash-marred finish

Caleb Ewan won the 108th edition of Scheldeprijs in a messy sprint finish that saw second place Pascal Ackermann disqualified after a terrible crash.

The Australian was untouchable in the last 200 metres, but his victory was overshadowed as Ackermann darted through the peloton, causing a touch of wheels and leading to a crash behind him. The German was unable to match Ewan’s speed, but a relegation cost his spot on the podium for his reckless riding.

“It’s one of the biggest sprint Classics there is and I haven’t won a Classic of this level in Belgium before, so this is super nice,” Ewan said.

“It’s important for me, to be honest, I think it’s more important for the team. We haven’t had a win in a Classics at this level for a long time, so they are going to be really happy. It’s my first time here and now my first win, so I’m super happy to have this on my palmares now.”


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