Cadel Evans of Silence Lotto Gets Number One Bib For 2008 Tour de France

PARIS, June 30, 2008 (AFP) - Australian rider Cadel Evans of the Silence team has been handed the top bib of number one, traditionally reserved for the winner of previous year's Tour de France or his team, organizers said Monday. Evans, runner-up in the 2007 Tour de France, has benefited from the absence of last year's winner Alberto Contador of Spain and the dissolution of his Discovery … [Read more...]

Contador Predicts Cadel Evans Is Tour Favorite For Tour de France

MADRID, June 24, 2008 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of Spain has given cycling rival Cadel Evans a pre-race boost by predicting the Australian will win this year's July 5-27 race. Contador, who recently won the Giro d'Italia despite a last-gasp invitation for his Astana team, will not defend his Tour title because Astana, who were embroiled in a number of doping cases last … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans’ Tour de France Yellow Jersey Bid Puts McEwen In The Shadow

Evans' yellow jersey bid puts McEwen into the shade GOSSAU, Switzerland, June 17, 2008 (AFP) - Australian Robbie McEwen's annual battle for the Tour de France green jersey has been delivered a blow before the start of next month's race -- by compatriot and team-mate Cadel Evans. Evans became Australia's highest ever finisher on the Tour when he was runner-up to yellow jersey … [Read more...]

Silence-Loto Boosts Cadel Evans Tour de France Yellow Jersey Bid

MORZINE, France, June 13, 2008 (AFP) - Cadel Evans' bid to become the first Australian winner of the Tour de France's yellow jersey has been given a boost, following his Silence team's announcement of their roster for the race. Evans finished runner-up to Spaniard Alberto Contador by only 23secs last year, although this year Contador and his Astana team have not been invited to the July 5-27 … [Read more...]