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Cadel Evans (center) finished 21st on Tuesday's stage. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
Cadel Evans (center) finished 21st on Tuesday's stage. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

Tour de France, Stage 10: Looking Ahead

9. July 2013

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans looked ahead to the first individual time trial of the Tour de France following a stage for the sprinters Tuesday.

'Going To Be A Good Indicator'
The 197-kilometer race ended in a bunch sprint won by Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) after the last remnants of a five-man breakaway were brought back in the final five kilometers. Evans said he rode comfortably after the race's first rest day on the eve of the 33-km race against the clock. "I think tomorrow is really going to be a good indicator for not just me – but for maybe those in the top 10 or 15 – of how we're going to progress onto this next part of the Tour," Evans said. BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said Evans showed on Sunday's stage in the Pyrenees he is ready to continue his climb up the overall standings. The 2011 Tour de France champion finished in the lead group to move up seven spots to 16th, 4:36 behind race leader Chris Froome (Sky Procycling). "It's a pretty fast time trial, normally with a tailwind, if the wind doesn't change," Lelangue said. "It's not a technical parcours. It's one for the time trialists with the big engines. So we have a lot of hopes to make a good result with Cadel."

Listen to complete comments from Evans and Lelangue on the BMC Racing Team's Tour de France Audio Line.