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Winning a stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the points classification while finishing third overall were some of the highlights of Cadel Evans's 2012 season. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Winning a stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the points classification while finishing third overall were some of the highlights of Cadel Evans's 2012 season. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Cadel Evans Enjoying Restful Offseason

7. October 2012

Four weeks of rest has helped Cadel Evans get ready for his fourth season with the BMC Racing Team, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Monday.

Winter Training On Schedule
Dr. Testa said the past Tour de France and world road champion will undergo a blood test later this week in Milan to determine if his recovery from a viral infection is progressing smoothly. "Based on that, we will decide the management of his condition," Dr. Testa said. "The plan is still to maintain the winter training schedule that was discussed before. So there's no reason to think we will change his training program at all for next season." Evans said he is already looking ahead to 2013 after cutting his season a few weeks short in early September. "Once we had a good idea of what was affecting me, I didn't want to compromise my 2013 by racing longer," Evans said. "So it's been nice to take a good rest and completely recover from this virus and work toward being back to my normal level next year. Being a first-year dad, I've also enjoyed the free time with my family.