Like rival Alejandro Valverde, Australian Cadel Evans has been training at high altitude in light of the upcoming Tour de France, July 5 to 27. The 31 year-old of Silence-Lotto, second in the 2007 Tour de France, has been training near Passo Stelvio in Italy since last Friday.
The 2757-metre Passo Stelvio is the fourth highest paved road in the Alps. Spaniard Valverde has been training in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalucía, Spain, and taking in climbs between 1,500 and 2,000 metres.
Evans has been training with team-mates Dario Cioni, Mario Aerts, Yaroslav Popovych, Christophe Brandt, Johan Van Summeren, Wim Vansevenant and Greg Van Avermaet.