Retaking the yellow jersey yesterday (Sunday, October 2) on the fourth stage of the Tour de Wallonie Picarde (formerly known as the Circuit Franco Belge)Team RadioShack’s Robbie McEwen secured himself overall victory. The 39-year-old rider readily admitted that the win had been unexpected but ultimately all went his way, commenting, “ This was a hard stage with seven climbs of the Col de la Croix de Jubaru. Despite the heat I felt good today and actually felt better and better as the stage went on…To be honest, this was an easy sprint for me.”
Although this has been a blistering year for the veteran rider – one that has included multiple stage wins as both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia – McEwen doesn’t consider it done and dusted: “Oh, yes, the season is not over yet. I hope I can show the same fast legs in Paris-Tours. That would be nice. I’ve never won that race.” The 105th running of the Paris-Tours takes place on October 9.