MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France (VN) —Cadel Evans has been second in the Tour de France on two occasions. This year he comes to the race with fewer racing miles in his legs, but fresher than ever before. With a strong team that includes 16-time Tour de France participant George Hincapie, Evans has the support he’ll need in his search for the top step of the podium in Paris.
His BMC teammachine SLR01 is a fairly straightforward bicycle. No flash custom paint job. No custom geometry. The only slightly unique item on the bike is the Easton handlebar. It is a shallow drop, round bar that was previously made by Easton for the track. Team mechanics asked their sponsor to dig up several pair for Evans and Easton did so for the team’s best GC hope.