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Cadel Evans waves from the balcony of the BMC Racing Team's hotel. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Cadel Evans waves from the balcony of the BMC Racing Team's hotel. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Tour de France Rest Day: Cadel Evans Comments

12. July 2010

Morzine, France

World champion Cadel Evans and the rest of the BMC Racing Team enjoyed a day off from the Tour de France Monday in Morzine. Here are comments by Evans, who will start Stage 9 in the yellow jersey.

How was your first night in yellow?
"For me personally, getting the yellow jersey at the Tour is always something special. To swap the rainbow jersey for the yellow jersey is a rare honor that I have had the honor to experience. But also for the team and all the work we've put in together – not just for the Tour – but everyone who has been involved in building up the BMC Racing Team, it's a nice reward. I walked down to the dinner table last night with the yellow jersey and gave it to Jacques Michaud (BMC Racing Team Assistant Director), whose birthday it was. I think he was happy to see that."

There was a crash in Stage 8. How is your body?

"I have a very sore left arm. But the legs are still going. That's the important thing. It's a little bit uncomfortable right now, but hopefully by tomorrow it will come around. With another good night's sleep, I should be all right."

What is your rest day program?
"I'm going to try and take it as easy as possible. And do a lot of physical therapy on the left arm."