McEwen to make comeback at Tour Down Under
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 15:56
Melbourne: Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen is planning to make his comeback to professional cycling at the Tour Down Under in January.

A three-time winner of the Tour de France's sprinters' green jersey, McEwen was sidelined for most of 2009 after crashing heavily at Belgium in May.

The 37-year-old had to abort a comeback in July to undergo more surgery but told race officials he wants to resume racing for his Katusha team at the Tour Down Under from Jan. 17-24.

American Lance Armstrong and Australia's road race world champion Cadel Evans will also be competing in the race.

"McEwen has won 12 stages Tour Down Under stages, more than anyone else in the race's history," race director Mike Turtur said in a statement.

"It wouldn't be the Tour Down Under without Robbie. He is fast, competitive and always ready to put on a show in front of a home crowd."

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 15:56

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