Former Tour Winner Cadel Evans Announces His Retirement

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 25, 2014 - Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans on Thursday confirmed he will retire from cycling in February. The 2011 Tour winner and 2009 road race world champion said his final event will be the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean race on February 1. Before then he will compete at Sunday's World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, followed by the Tour … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Deserves Tour de France Rewards

MELBOURNE, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Richie Porte's years as a loyal Tour de France underling are paying off as he fights to become only the second Australian to win the race, Cadel Evans said Thursday. Evans, the 2011 champion, is missing the tour for the first time in 10 years as countryman Porte maintained his overall second placing, 2 min 23sec behind Italy's Vincenzo Nibali after … [Read more...]

The Curse Of The Former Tour de France Champions

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - There could have been five former Tour de France winners lining up at the start in Leeds on Saturday but instead there will be three, and one is unlikely to even finish in the top 20. It is a measure of how the fortunes of those who have reached cycling's summit can change so quickly. The official record … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 18: Cadel Evans Looks Ahead

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans said he hopes to make up time lost in Thursday's mountain-top finish at the Giro d'Italia in Friday's uphill time trial and Saturday's last summit finish of the three-week race. Not Giving Up Evans finished 21st on the 171-kilometer stage and slipped from third to ninth overall, 4:59 behind race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) as Julian Arredondo (Trek … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana Climbs Into The Pink Jersey

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MILAN, May 27, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian climber Nairo Quintana completed an epic day of racing on the Giro d'Italia by claiming victory on a controversy-hit 16th stage and the race leader's jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. Quintana's hopes of competing for the overall title this year suffered a blow when he tumbled down the standings to 3min 29sec behind Uran after the first two … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 12 Time Trial See’s Pink Jersey Change

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BAROLO, Italy, May 22, 2014 (AFP) - Colombia's Rigoberto Uran won stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday, taking control of the leader's pink jersey from Cadel Evans following a 41.9-kilometre time-trial. While Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Uran claimed his first individual time-trial success after posting a best time of 57min 34sec, Australian Evans endured a difficult day in the … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Makes His Comeback Felt At Giro d’Italia

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SAVONA, Italy, May 21, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Rogers won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as his compatriot Cadel Evans retained the leader's pink jersey. Rogers, riding for the Tinkoff team, came home 10 seconds ahead of the pack at the end of the 249km ride from Collecchio to Savona after breaking clear on the final descent, 20km from the finish. Simon … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 10: Eijssen Lost To Crash

Cadel Evans avoided several crashes Tuesday at the Giro d'Italia on his way to a ninth-place finish and retention of the maglia rosa leader's jersey. But the BMC Racing Team lost the services of teammate Yannick Eijssen, who crashed with less than 20 kilometers to go and was taken to hospital by rescue squad. 'Taking More Risks' The BMC Racing Team's leader said resumption of racing after the … [Read more...]

Pieter Weening Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 9 From A Break

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SESTOLA, Italy, May 18, 2014 (AFP) - Dutchman Pieter Weening won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday following a 172km run from Lugo to Sestola while Australian Cadel Evans kept the leader's pink jersey. Weening out sprinted Italian Davide Malacarne of Europcar after the two men rode in tandem over the final 15km after breaking away from their escape group. It was the … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 8 Just As Hoped For One

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MONTECOPIOLO, Italy, May 17, 2014 (AFP) - Veteran Australian Cadel Evans replaced compatriot Michael Matthews in the overall leader's pink jersey following the 179 kilometres eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday from Foligno to Montecopiolo. The 37-year-old Evans, Tour de France champion in 2011 and third in this race last year, came fifth in the stage, eight seconds adrift of … [Read more...]