After several riders of the Belgian Davitamon-Lotto team have committed to stay for 2007 and 2008, the team's leader, Australian Cadel Evans, has also extended his contract with the outfit. Even though he was courted by other ProTour teams, the former mountain biker opted to stick to Davitamon after having spent fruitless years with German T-Mobile before leaving for Davitamon last year.
The team management is very satisfied with Evans' performances, who despite a collarbone fracture managed to finish eighth in the Tour de France 2005. This season, the 29 year-old has already proven his worth at the Tour de Romandie, where he won the time trial as well as the general classification.
Evans is currently preparing for the next challenge, the Tour de France, where Davitamon-Lotto expect him to improve his 2005 placing. The team has also announced that Bert Roesems has also signed on with Davitamon for another two years.