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Evans gets punchy in the Basque Country

Cycling fans watching the finale of the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country might have been a bit shocked to see Australian Cadel Evans in a bit of a scuffle at the finish line in Urretxu. Evans explained on his personal website, www.cadel.com.au, that the fight was precipitated by, well, precipitation, along with some slippery roads.

"A little tangle in the last kilometre and I found myself jumping out of a drain trying to get back to the group." his diary read, "Then, again, I nearly dropped it on the wet advertising banners covering the road after the finish line. I caught it, and bang straight into the back of the riders who had just finished. Fists flying everywhere! So I lost my temper AND time..."

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