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Caleb Ewan wins People’s Choice Classic ahead of Tour Down Under

21-year-old Australian sprinter lives up to expectation by winning criterium race in Adelaide, Australia. Adam Blythe third, Ben Swift fourth
– Photos by Graham Watson

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan wins the 2016 Peoples Choice Classic Credit: Graham Watson

Rapidly emerging Australian sprint talent Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) made good on the pre-race prediction by claiming the People s Choice Classic in Adelaide, Australia, on Sunday. Ewan out-paced Trek Factory Racing s Giacomo Nizzolo to secure the victory, with British riders Adam Blythe1 (Tinkoff) and Ben Swift2 (Sky) placing third and fourth. The fast-paced 51-kilometre race acts as a warm-up for the opening WorldTour race of the 2016 season, the Tour Down Under3, which commences on Tuesday.

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>>> Caleb Ewan is the man to beat in Tour Down Under sprints as big names opt out4

Result

People s Choice Classic 2016
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge in 1-02-25
2.

Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
3. Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff
4. Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
5. Marko Klump (Slo) Lampre-Merida
6. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
7. Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx-QuickStep
8. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling
9.

Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale
10.

Patrick Shaw (Aus) Australia-AIS all same time

What a start for @ORICA_GreenEDGE as @CalebEwan lives up to the hype and wins the People’s Choice Classic #TDU https://t.co/w3zBuJPDtt5678

Tour Down Under (@tourdownunder) January 17, 20169

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

Jascha Sutterlin escapes in the 2016 Peoples Choice Classic

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

Peter Kennaugh in the 2016 Peoples Choice Classic

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

Cannondale in the 2016 Peoples Choice Classic

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

The 2016 Peoples Choice Classic

Caleb Ewan Wins People’s Choice Classic Ahead Of Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan wins the 2016 Peoples Choice Classic

References

  1. ^ Adam Blythe (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Ben Swift (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Tour Down Under (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ >>> Caleb Ewan is the man to beat in Tour Down Under sprints as big names opt out (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ @ORICA_GreenEDGE (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @CalebEwan (twitter.com)
  7. ^ #TDU (twitter.com)
  8. ^ https://t.co/w3zBuJPDtt (t.co)
  9. ^ January 17, 2016 (twitter.com)

Starbucks holiday cup controversy: Starbucks responds

Starbucks removal of symbols of the Christmas season from its cups has been criticized by a Christian group, which accuses the company of waging a war on Christmas. It s hard to believe that anyone would even waste time on this. Nothing in the original design of the cups was Christian or religious anyway so Starbucks has not removed anything of a religious nature. Joshua Feuerstein a former pastor who calls himself a social media personality posted a video1 on Facebook last week, accusing Starbucks of removing Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.

This is obviously an attempt by a group of busybodies to get attention for themselves and raise money. Tis the season for grifting. Others on social media were quick to defend the coffee seller. I work at Starbucks and there hasn t been anything innately Christmas on the cups in years, Aaron Dean commented on the video. Sure there have been snowflakes, scarves, and snowmen, but they haven t said the word Christmas on them since I ve worked here.

A Starbucks representative told E! News2: In response to the video, our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity.

Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.

References

  1. ^ posted a video (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ E!

    News (www.eonline.com)