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Cadel Evans' climbing will be put to the test in Spain. (©Sirotti,
Cadel Evans' climbing will be put to the test in Spain. (©Sirotti,

Evans Ready For Vuelta a Catalunya

18. March 2011

Lloret de Mar, Spain

The BMC Racing Team enters the Vuelta a Catalunya with world No. 1-ranked Cadel Evans focused on winning the seven-day race that begins Monday.

Stage 3 Is Key

But even with a stage win and the overall title at Tirreno-Adriatico in hand, Evans said he doesn't consider himself the favorite. "It's a different style of racing in Spain," the former world champion said. "It'll be more for the pure climbers. I'm going good on the short climbs, but these are longer and steeper. Tirreno-Adriatico, with a few hard finishes, short climbs and a time trial, was a bit more suited to me." Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said Stage 3's mountain-top finish will be key. "For us, Cadel's win doesn't change anything; but the other teams will be looking more toward him now," Lelangue said.

Vuelta a Catalunya Roster (March 21-27)
Brent Bookwalter (USA), Chad Beyer (USA), Cadel Evans (AUS), Mathias Frank (SUI), Karsten Kroon (NED), Jeff Louder (USA), Taylor Phinney (USA), Tim Roe (AUS)
Directeur Sportif:
John Lelangue (BEL)

Assistant Director:
Rik Verbrugghe (BEL)

Chief Medical Officer:
Dr. Max Testa (ITA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

VIP Program:
Jacques Michaud (FRA)

Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA), Geert Rombauts (BEL). Soigneurs: Trudi Rebsamen (USA), Filip Sercu (BEL), Leen Van Damme (BEL). Bus Driver: Danny Debuck (BEL).