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Evans angry with CSC

Boogerd, Evans, Schleck and Menchov

Boogerd, Evans, Schleck and Menchov (Image credit: Sirotti)

By John Trevorrow

Cadel Evans was unhappy with what he felt was unfair tactics by the CSC team at the end of Friday's 18th stage. "I think CSC did a little dirty trick there," he said at the finish. "They put Sastre in the front then sat up behind to try and make a gap in the group … very unprofessional. I don't know if they made a split but when everyone is sitting up behind you can't even get through.

"I started yelling at the people in front of me. Moreau was right in front of me and didn't do anything."

The provisional results did indeed show a gap, with Sastre the last in the front part of the group and those from Andreas Kloden (T-Mobile) backwards losing time. However the race organisers later eliminated this time difference.

Evans was then asked how he felt about the time trial, but indicated that he wasn't thinking about it right then. "I'll worry about that in the morning," he stated.

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