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Cadel Evans came close to winning Thursday's stage. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Cadel Evans came close to winning Thursday's stage. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Romandie, Stage 2: Evans' Sprint Interrupted

28. April 2011

Romont, Switzerland

Cadel Evans missed out on winning Thursday's stage at the Tour de Romandie, but the BMC Racing Team rider was rewarded with a move up the standings into third overall.

Evans, Morabito Move Up

The former world road champion had his sprint suddenly cut short as he tried to pass four riders moving much slower on the uphill finish. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) took the win while Evans was second. "I had to back off and brake a bit in the last corner because the AG2R La Mondiale guy (Mikael Cherel) was coming left," Evans said. "I tried to anticipate the sprint because I knew Cunego was coming fast." Pavel Brutt (Katusha) kept his lead, with Evans at 42 seconds and Steve Morabito in sixth (at 50 seconds).