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Cadel Evans like Ian Botham

RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
edited July 2011 in Pro race
What is it now stage 16… look at the rankings.. Cadel Evans 3rd overall 6th on points and 5th in the mountains. Now that’s impressive….and if he had the support of a team like Europcar or Garmin!!!!!
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Overall general classification: 1. Thomas Voeckler (Fra - Europcar) 65hrs 24mins 34secs, 2. Frank Schleck (Lux - Leopard-Trek) 1min 49secs, 3. Cadel Evans (Aus - BMC Racing) 2mins 6secs, 4. Andy Schleck (Lux - Leopard-Trek) 2mins 15secs, 5. Ivan Basso (Ita - Liquigas-Cannondale) 3mins 16secs, 6. Samuel Sanchez (Spa - Euskaltel-Euskadi) 3mins 44secs, 7. Alberto Contador (Spa) Saxo Bank-SunGard) 4mins, 8. Damiano Cunego (Ita - Lampre-ISD) 4mins 1secs, 9. Thomas Danielson (US - Garmin-Cervelo) 5mins 46secs, 10. Kevin de Weert (Bel -Quick Step) 6mins 18secs.

Points classification: 1. Mark Cavendish (GB - HTC-Highroad) 319 points, 2. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa - Movistar) 282pts, 3. Philippe Gilbert (Bel - Omega Pharma-Lotto) 248pts, 4. Thor Hushovd (Nor - Garmin-Cervelo) 192pts, 5. André Greipel (Ger - Omega Pharma-Lotto) 170pts, 6. Cadel Evans (Aus - BMC Racing) 159pts, 7. Tyler Farrar (US - Garmin-Cervelo) 141pts, 8. Mickaël Delage (Fra - FDJ) 122pts, 9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor - Team Sky) 105pts, 10. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita - Lampre-ISD) 96pts.

Mountains classification: 1. Jelle Vanendert (Bel - Omega Pharma-Lotto) 74pts, 2. Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi) 72pts, 3. Jérémy Roy (Fra - FDJ) 45pts, 4. Andy Schleck (Lux - Leopard-Trek) 28pts, 5. Cadel Evans (Aus - BMC Racing) 26pts, 6. Frank Schleck (Lux - Leopard-Trek) 24pts, 7. Johnny Hoogerland (Hol - Vacansoleil-DCM) 22pts, 8. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra - Quick Step) 20pts, 9. Sandy Casar (Fra - FDJ) 19pts, 10. Geraint Thomas (GB - Team Sky) 18pts.


  • Mac9Mac9 Posts: 134
    Comparing Beefy to an Australian - He won't be too pleased with that!

    Evans has been very comfortable so far in the first two weeks, but I have a nagging feeling that something may go a miss for him this week and he'll have a bad day. Hope not though as I'd be very pleased if he won it.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,882
    RideOnTime wrote:
    ….and if he had the support of a team like Europcar or Garmin!!!!!

    He's been supported by BMC very well so far (IMO)
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  • luckaoluckao Posts: 632
    Can't really find too many faults with BMC. They've been up there with him consistently, and I recall them putting a big effort in today to set a high tempo going into the climb. It turned out to be quite useful. BMC is certainly an improvement on his Lotto days.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    BMC has supported Cadel, but they don't seem to have a right hand man for him to climb with (like Basso or Frank/Andy or even TV seem to have).

    Have barely seen Big George at all this Tour (not that I expected to see him on the big climbs).
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    Never! I loathed Botham but can put up with Cadel.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Ms Tree wrote:
    Never! I loathed Botham but can put up with Cadel.
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