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With the promise of a powerful setup for upcoming Down Under Tour, BMC Racing has reportedly confirmed of having former Tour France champion Cadel Evans to lead the squad. The other new signings for the team include Ben Hermans and Rick Zabel who would be having their debut with the squad in the first 2014 WorldTour race which commences from 21st January in Adelaide.
Apart from Evans as the captain, BMC Racing also includes other esteemed pros such as Brent Bookwalter from USA, France’s Amael Moinard as well as the Swiss riders Danilo Wyss and Steve Morabito. Fabio Baldato, the sports director commented that Evans has got a fantastic chance to get a potential result for BMC since the initial season of 2014.
“The Down Under Tour is quite a tough competition at the start of the season. The 1, 2 & 3 stages are especially difficult & hence it’s vital to ride well”, stated the Italian while announcing the latest line-up for BMC. “It’s significant to have strong riders who would be all set for making it big at the competition. In Evans we have found the best possible rider who can present us with a commendable result.”
Cadel had not participated the Down Under Tour since the year 2010 when the rider came 6th in overall classification for reigning global champion.
“I was not being able to ride there since the year 2010 as I was prepping for Tour France”, explained Evans. “But my racing at Giro got me the opportunity to compete in Down Under at the competition which seems to b the actual season start & meeting center for the cycling world with the initiation of the coming year. Thus it’s going to be something really specially, specifically when you are getting to race before the home crowd.”