Evans "will ride for Phil", had a "small virus" after CI, and believe Vuelta Pais Vasco guys will show themselves in the last 50k. From Velonews
The Aussie Tour champ reminded journalists at the Park Inn Hotel southwest of Liège what he said at the team’s training camp in January: “I will ride for Phil.”
“I’m here to help the team, that’s what I’ve already said,” Evans explained. “I will try to be there in the final to be a good helper for Phil or Greg. I know that Phil’s shape is not at 100 percent, but my shape’s the same.”
Evans gave BMC Racing its only win so far this season, a stage and overall in the Critérium International, at the end of March. Since the race, he hoped his form would improve, but a “small virus” set him back.
“I’m not bad, but if I’m good enough play a key role on Sunday,” he said. “I don’t know.”
“If you consider Amstel Gold is 260 kilometers, then the last 50 kilometers will logically be a little difficult for me. That’s where the guys from País Vasco will play a role: Joaquím Rodríguez, Samuel Sánchez and Bauke Mollema. In the last 50K, that’s where I’ll have a difficult time.”
I think Evans is just being modest, with Gilbert's form in doubt BMC will look for Evans and GVA to step up if needed.