Froome confirmed for season debut at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Chris Froome will kick off his 2017 campaign headlining Team Sky’s squad for this weekend’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The one-day event will be the start of a short Australian campaign for Froome, who will race the Herald Sun Tour, which begins next Wednesday. Froome has been in Australia for the last two weeks, training in the warm weather, while some of his teammates...
Via Cycling News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Porte back in action at Sunday's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The BMC Racing team has confirmed that Richie Porte will ride the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, backed by the same teammates that helped him win the opening WorldTour race of the 2017 season. It will be Porte’s final race in Australia before he returns to Europe and then targets Paris-Nice in early March.  Porte’s teammates will all ride the new Towards Zero Race Melbourne...
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Dennis: Porte is the leader at Tour Down Under

2015 Tour Down Under champion Rohan Dennis has reiterated that he is fully behind BMC teammate Richie Porte's bid for the ochre jersey. Dennis, 26, was BMC's 'plan b' in 2015 with Cadel Evans the main man but victory at Paracombe set up overall victory. The challenging finish returns in 2017 but Dennis is adamant the conditions and scenario are a far cry from two years prior when...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Britain's Peter Kennaugh wins Cadel Evans road race

GEELONG, New Zealand (AP) British national road champion Peter Kennaugh launched a well-timed solo attack to beat a powerful field in Sunday's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road cycle race. Riding for Britain's Team Sky, Kennaugh attacked with about 15 kilometers (9 miles) to ride and held off a chasing group of 20 riders to win the 174 kilometer (108 mile) event. Kennaugh put a gap...
Via Associated Press
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Cadel Evans looking to make his Great Ocean Road Race an important early-season fixture

Cadel Evans is hoping to grow his event, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, in years to come and position it as an ideal introduction to the season for top riders. After the inaugural edition last year, this Sunday’s race has pulled in the likes of Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and Ryder Hesjedal (Trek-Segafredo), and Evans, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, said...
Via Cycling News
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cadel Evans finishes 5th in final race

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has finished fifth in his farewell race, the 174-kilometer (108-mile) Great Ocean Road Race. Belgium's Gianni Meersman won the race in a nine-man sprint while Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champion, came from well back but couldn't match the sprinters. Evans said ''in the finish I came from a reasonably good position but...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2011 Tour de France champ Cadel Evans to retire in February

Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will retire in February after a final race before home fans in Australia. Evans, who won the world championship road race in 2009 and cycling's showpiece grand tour two years later, told a press conference that the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be his last on Feb. 1. A former mountain bike specialist, the 37-year-old Evans started...
Via Associated Press
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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