Cadel Evans Withdraws From Tirreno-Adriatico

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team withdrew from Tirreno-Adriatico Tuesday, foregoing the final stage, 9.2-kilometer individual time trial in order to return home and resume training for his goal race, the Giro d'Italia. Results Short Of Expectations "Obviously, my results are not anywhere near my expectations or intentions coming here," Evans said. "It is disappointing because we obviously … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans To Lead BMC Racing Team At Tirreno-Adriatico

Cadel Evans will lead the BMC Racing Team at Tirreno-Adriatico, a race he won in 2011 on the way to his victory at the Tour de France. Strong Support For Evans The seven-day race includes a 16.9-kilometer team time trial to start on Wednesday, a pair of mountain stages on Saturday and Sunday and a 9.2-km individual time trial as the last stage. Evans said he will use the race to continue his … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Stage Win, Cadel Evans Retains Lead

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ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel blitzed his rivals to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under Friday as Cadel Evans saw his overall lead slip to just seven seconds. Greipel had too much speed for the rest of the field on the final sprint into Victor Harbor to win by over two bike lengths. The stage win was Greipel's 15th at the season-opening … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Not Thinking About Retirement At 37

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 20, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Cadel Evans turns 37 on February 14 but he says retirement is not on his mind. The man billed as Australia's greatest cyclist intends to wait until after this year's Giro d'Italia before considering the next step in his career. "I'm trying not to (think about retirement) -- I'd like to do a good Giro and then use that … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans To Ride In Australia’s Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Oct 26, 2013 - Cadel Evans will take part in Australia's Tour Down Under in Adelaide for the first time in four years in January, race organisers said on Saturday. It will be the first time Evans, 36, has competed in his home tour and UCI World Tour event since he won the Tour de France in 2011. Evans, who will race for the BMC Racing Team, said he has set his sights … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans ‘Unlikely’ To Ride 2014 Tour de France

MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans said he is unlikely to compete at the 2014 edition of the race as he concentrates on targeting a win in the Giro d'Italia. "It's unlikely that I'll start the Tour de France," Evans told AFP Monday following the presentation of the three-week Italian epic, which begins on May 9 in Belfast and ends on June 1 in the … [Read more...]

Nibali, Rodriguez, Valverde Set For epic Giro d’Italia Battle

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MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali will kick off the defence of his Giro d'Italia title in 2014 with three days of racing in Northern Ireland before a "key" final week of epic racing in the high mountains. Nibali, of the Astana team, claimed his maiden pink jersey after a dramatic 2013 edition that was blighted by torrential rain, cancelled stages and a snow-hit … [Read more...]

I Just Want To Finish, Says A Struggling Cadel Evans

by Justin Davis LE GRAND-BORNAND, France, July 20, 2013 (AFP) - Two years ago Cadel Evans was preparing for the time trial that would change his life and, after two runner-up places, crown him Australia's first ever Tour de France champion. On the eve of the final mountain stage of the 100th Tour de France, Evans was heading for his worst ever finish at the race as Kenyan-born … [Read more...]

Tour de France Set To Begin For Real After Nervy Start

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by Andy Scott ALBI, France, July 05, 2013 (AFP) - For the leading contenders in this year's Tour de France, the principal objective in a nervy first week has been to stay out of trouble before the arrival in the Pyrenees. Corsica had its moments, especially on the crash-marred opening day, but mostly the teams and riders enjoyed taking in the beauty of the … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Happy To Be Out Of The Tour Limelight

by Andy Scott PORTO-VECCHIO, France, June 28, 2013 - Australia's Cadel Evans said on Friday that he was happy being out of the limelight as he comes into this year's Tour de France looking to win the race for the second time in three years. The 36-year-old won the yellow jersey in 2011 before struggles with a virus prevented him from mounting a challenge to Britain's Bradley … [Read more...]