Evans to race Giro d'Italia

Australian Cadel Evans will race the 2009 Giro d'Italia, according to tuttobiciweb.com. The Silence-Lotto rider, second at this year's Tour de France, adds his name to a list of overall favourites that includes Lance Armstrong, Ivan Basso and Carlos Sastre.

"I think I am sufficiently mature to take on two big races like the Giro and Tour in the same year. The Corsa Rosa is what launched me [in 2002]; I wore the leader's jersey for one day and it always remained in my heart," said Evans.

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