Evans enjoys his victory at the Tour of Alberta

Cadel Evans (BMC) has waited a long time to climb on the top step of the podium – his last stage win was at the Criterium du Dauphine in June of 2012. But on Saturday at the Tour of Alberta he had the patience and experience to wait for the perfect moment to sprint past Argos-Shimano's Simon Geschke to win stage four of the Canadian race.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.