Its just after midnight and I have just finished watching cadel evans take one of the biggest wins of his career at the Fleche Wallone in Belgium which is one of the big spring classics. Significantly Evans rode past TDF rivals Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador on the ridiculously steep final climb up the Mur d hoy.
Make no mistake, for the man in the rainbow jersey to win this race will be a huge thrill for him, a boost for his new BMC team.
I am just listening to Evans post race interview now and he says......“Its great to win in FW and its an honour to win on the rainbow jersey”.
Evans also answers media questions in fluent French.
This win is a significant shot across the bows of his TDF rivals. All the big boys were here and not only has Evans taken out his TDF rivals he has also put away the best one day classic riders also. For mine Evans appears to be in as good a form as i have seen him.
Watching Evans on the podium he looks quite emotional.
I believe that Tassies Wes Sulzberger also rode today and Ritchie Porte who will start the Tour of Romandie next week was listed as a reserve for Team saxo bank.