BMC Confirms Cadel Evans Signing
On Sunday, US-based cycling team BMC has announced that they have signed world champion cyclist Cadel Evans to their squad with a three-year contract. He was released on Saturday from his Silence-Lotto team. After heavy speculation that BMC would be his next stop, we now have confirmation. While BMC has yet to participate in any Grand Tours such as the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta de Espana, or Tour de France, they plan to change that next year, as BMC co-owner Jim Ochowicz says “Cadel brings a wealth of experience in the Grand Tours to the team. As I said earlier, our team will have multiple chances to measure ourselves against the greatest teams in the world. We are pleased that we will have the opportunities to send out our most successful riders, now including Cadel Evans, to tackle these challenges.” BMC has also picked up a few other top riders for 2010; former world champion Alessandro Ballan, US champion George Hincapie, Karsten Kroon and Marcus Burghardt. Evans seems pretty content with his new team, saying “I look forward to working with a new team, in a new environment, towards my same goals; honoring the rainbow jersey at the highest level of the sport, and ultimately at the highest step of the Tour de France podium. Obviously, I would like to do better than my two second places at the Tour de France.” Stay tuned to see how Evans and BMC work out.