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Predictor Lotto on the days past and ahead

Cadel Evans (Predictor-Lotto)

Cadel Evans (Predictor-Lotto) (Image credit: AFP)

By John Trevorrow

Mark Sergeant reflected on the team's overall performance by saying "Back in London we had two goals. The first was to win a stage, which we did with Robbie. The second was to be on the podium in Paris with Cadel, and right at this moment he is in third place with five days to go. So we're on schedule. We're going to need to do everything we can to keep him there or maybe to improve."

He went on to thank all the team, the crew and even the new cook. He also didn't want to be drawn in to the Rasmussen saga. "I ask you kindly not to ask too many questions about the Rasmussen case. That's a problem for the UCI. That's not our problem."

Cadel Evans was also on hand to answer some questions. Asked if he agreed that his race has changed from competing about the overall win to the race for a podium spot the Australian didn't quite agree, "Not completely. Two days ago it was a hill top finish and yesterday there was 12 kilometres to go from the summit. Plus those two collaborated together to work against me. That scared me a bit." But the Aussie said he is not giving up yet and the win is still what counts for him.

He did agree with that right from the start in London he had ridden a perfect race tactically, "That, for me, is one of the more important things to come to the Tour and just do everything as best you can. Whether you come first or tenth, if you've done the best you can then you have to be satisfied with that."

Evans talked about many more things, including his team-mate Chris Horner. Stay tuned on more from Cadel Evans in a full feature coming up on Cyclingnews.

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