Sciandri: Time trial will offer first clear sign of Evans' form

BMC’s Max Sciandri says that he and his team will know a lot more about Cadel Evans’ chances in the Giro d’Italia after the time trial on stage 8. The Tour de France 2011 winner was a relatively late addition to BMC’s Giro line-up, and despite the team’s relatively below-expectations team time trial, is performing well, lying 10th overall, 42 seconds down.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.