How long can Cadel Evans's luck last?

Unlike the other pre-race favourites for the Giro d’Italia crown current race leader Cadel Evans hasn't had any real bad luck to hinder his racing. His team's opening time trial was similar to main rivals Movistar, way better than Katusha's struggles and compared to Garmin's memories of Ireland it was a relatively stress free start. That's as much to do with Evans’ character and abilities to stay near the front of any group when he's involved in the fight for the win as it is good fortune.

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Robert Millar was one of the last pure climbers of the Tour de France, winning several stages in the mountain stages and finishing fourth overall in 1984. He is also the only English speaker to have ever won the prestigious polka-dot jersey climber's competition jersey.

Millar retired in 1995 but has continued to follow the sport closely. He was often critical of the media and quickly cuts through the excuses and spin to understand why and how riders win and lose.