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Cadel Evans and the BMC Racing Team will enjoy a rest day Wednesday. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Cadel Evans and the BMC Racing Team will enjoy a rest day Wednesday. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Tour de France, Stage 16: Surviving The Mountains

20. luglio 2010

Pau, France

Slowed by a fractured left elbow that earlier kept him from defending the lead at the Tour de France, Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team fought through to finish another mountainous stage Tuesday.

Everything Is Sore
Evans placed 81st, in a group 23:42 behind stage winner Pierrick Fedrigo (BBox-Bouygues Telecom), who won from a nine-man breakaway. The world champion said the uphill start to the 199-kilometer race was too much. "I haven't got the legs, but I would have like to have done something today," Evans said. "When it's uphill like this – and after the days we've had and the racing we've had in the last few stages – it's put a lot of people in a lot of difficulty. It's one thing to have a sore arm. But then when you get a sore back and a sore this, or a sore that, and you can only pull on one side – that's all part of it."