Cadel Evans, from Australia, has announced that he will be starting the Tour Down Under with his new team, BMC. US cyclist George Hincapie will be riding alongside Evans, confirms BMC. Mike Turtur, race director, is pleased with Evans’ return to the event, and says his return to the Australian race is a huge boost to the event. “It is great for the race and for Australian cycling fans that Cadel will be returning to ride at the Tour Down Under,” he says. “Evans brings a wealth of experience in the grand tours to his new team and now as world champion he’ll be primed and ready for the challenges of the 2010 cycling season,” he adds. As for Hincapie, former teammate of Lance Armstrong, this will be his second appearance at the Tour Down Under. “George Hincapie is one of the most recognised riders in the world, with Tour de France stage wins, national championships and professional victories to his credit,” says Turtur.
Via Velo News.