There was a whole lot of circularity regarding the retirement of one of the hard men of Cycling – our very own Robbie McEwen.
McEwen elected Tour of California’s final stage as swan song, along with the GreenEDGE team dubbing the level starting from sunrise to sunset.
The finish was quite a routine along with one of the greatest sprinters in the world failing to stay in contention. Still, the last seventeen years had been awesome. When there are several spotlights, he will be recalled for his upshot in the Tour de France, cycling’s tour of tours.
He contended twelve times for twelve level wins as well as 3 green sprinter’s jerseys. He keeps prestigious company in esteemed of his combine stage victories (12), a list that includes not only the partner Zabel but also Mario Cipollini, Gino Bartali, as well as Miguel Indurain, the legendary Spaniard.
It is quite impossible to equate GC riders along with sprinters, but this is quite fair to tell that, behind Evans, Robbie McEwen is the spectacular rider in the Australian cycling era recently. Both of them came from the BMX as well as have donned the jersey of the leader in their own respective classes in Paris.
Just like Evans, Robbie McEwen was the groundbreaker – the very first Australian bike rider to take the green jersey. You simply cannot get more than this in this game.
Robbie acquired more than these numbers, he got what every rider’s expectations for – to be recalled at the same time as one of this game’s hardest contenders, an innately belligerent sprinter.