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

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

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...]

The 2013 Tour de France GC Contenders

PARIS, June 26, 2013 - The 2013 Tour de France contenders ahead of this year's 100th edition to be held June 29 to July 1: Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) A year after a runner-up place to teammate and compatriot Bradley Wiggins, Froome has the leadership of Team Sky and it is no surprise. The Kenyan-born Briton is arguably a stronger climber than Wiggins and is a strong time triallist, … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Gets Familar Faces To Help Regain Title

PARIS, June 22, 2013 (AFP) - Australia's Cadel Evans will have six of the team that helped him win the 2011 Tour de France alongside him when he tries to regain his crown when the race starts next Saturday in Corsica. The 36-year-old Australian - who had a woeful time defending his title last year but showed a return to form when third in the Giro d'Italia earlier this season - will also … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Should Use Evans As Example

LONDON , United Kingdom, June 02, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Olympic time-trial champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins should use Australian cyclist Cadel Evans as an example as he seeks to rebound from his present problems. Former Team Sky and British cycling coach Shane Sutton told 'The Observer' newspaper on Sunday that 33-year-old Wiggins was undoubtedly at a crossroads in … [Read more...]