Giro d’Italia Stage 8 Just As Hoped For One

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...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 6 Ends With Nasty Crash

MONTECASSINO, Italy, May 15, 2014 (AFP) - Heavy rain made for a slick surface and there were two falls in the final 12km, 8.7km of which was a steep climb. Race leader Michael Matthews of Australia won the gruelling sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday as compatriot Cadel Evans lurked on a day's racing marred by a nasty crash. Matthews, 23, surged home in a sprint finish to the … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 2: Rainy Day

The BMC Racing Team and leader Cadel Evans endured a chilly, rain-soaked opening road race stage of the Giro d'Italia Saturday in Northern Ireland. Staying Safe The peloton allowed a four-man breakaway to enjoy a lead that peaked at nearly seven minutes midway through the 219-kilometer race that started and finished in Belfast. After the last of the quartet was reeled in with 3.5 km to go, … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Counting On Team For Giro d’Italia Bid

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, May 08, 2014 (AFP) - The experienced legs of former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans face the test of a climb-heavy Giro d'Italia, and some more sprightly rivals, when the three-week Italian epic begins on Friday. Evans, a third-place finisher last year when Italian Vincenzo Nibali triumphed ahead of Rigoberto Uran, comes into the 97th edition amid … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Cadel Evans Wins Giro del Trentino

Cadel Evans won the Giro del Trentino Friday, marking the BMC Racing Team rider's first victory at a multi-day race since 2012. 'It Was A Team Victory' Evans was fifth to the summit finish at Monte Bondone at the end of the 175-kilometer stage won solo by Mikel Landa (Astana Pro Team), 10 seconds ahead of Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka) and 35 in front of Franco Pelizzotti (Androni Giocattoli). … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Has Form At Giro del Trentino

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans won Thursday's stage of the Giro del Trentino and increased his overall lead with one day of the race to go. Teamwork Played Vital Role Evans earned his second victory of the season by pulling away with an attack in the last kilometer of the uphill finish of the 184.4-km race. Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) finished second, three seconds later, followed by … [Read more...]

Evans Rides Into Lead At Giro del Trentino

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans finished fourth on Wednesday's mountain-top finish at the Giro del Trentino to assume the overall lead from teammate Daniel Oss. 'Pretty Hard Finish' Evans and a small group chased solo stage winner Edoardo Zardini (Bardiani-CSF), who broke away midway up the final climb of the 164.5-kilometer race that finished in a mix of rain and sleet. Evans arrived 19 seconds … [Read more...]

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

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...]