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Wearing the points jersey, Cadel Evans climbs the Plan de Corones. (Angelika Kaufmann-Pauger photo.)
Wearing the points jersey, Cadel Evans climbs the Plan de Corones. (Angelika Kaufmann-Pauger photo.)

Giro d'Italia, Stage 16: Evans Moves Up

25. May 2010

Plan de Corones, Italy

Cadel Evans climbed from fifth to fourth in the overall standings at the Giro d'Italia Tuesday with a second-place finish in the 12.9-kilometer time trial up the Plan de Corones.

Takes 28 Seconds From Basso
Swinging his BMC team machine SLR01 side-to-side and gritting his teeth, Evans was only 42 seconds slower than stage winner Stefano Garzell (Acqua e Sapone). The climb included stretches of hard-packed gravel. "I went my own pace," Evans said. "The stage was hard and a bit dangerous at times because of the crowds. But I was was feeling good with my experience in mountain biking." Evans pulled back 28 seconds on Ivan Basso (Liquigas), who moved into second overall. "There's still a ways to go. It's still an open Giro," Evans said.