Evans shrugs off age barrier in 2013 push
- Published: 12/01/2013 at 02:45 AM
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Australia's former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans insisted on Friday that he was still capable of competing at the highest level in 2013 despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.
Cadel Evans (L, 1st row) of BMC Racing Team speaks to teammate Philippe Gilbert during the presentation of BMC racing team, ahead of the new cycling season, on January 11, 2013 in Nazareth. Evans insisted on Friday that he was still capable of competing at the highest level in 2013 despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.
Evans, who managed only seventh on last year's Tour, believes he will still be a force to be reckoned with as the year unfolds with his BMC team.
"The leaders of the team, Philippe Gilbert, Thor Hushovd and me have had some health problems," said Evans as BMC unveiled its squad for the season.
"Philippe had a difficult spring. Thor's season was a nightmare and my summer was complicated. Happily, I have recovered," added Evans, who was forced to skip the Olympics time trial.
"If I find my normal level by July, I know that I can again fight it out with the best and get on the podium of the world's greatest race."
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