Angliru said:I didn't bother to look at or participate in the poll since I came in on all of this after BMC was announced as his intended destination. BMC seems to be the least likely option if winning the Tour is his true goal. I'm sure his choice shocked the mass majority of the forum. I'm just mad that the Contador move hasn't been so quickly resolved.
I like many was surprised but if you were a Team Manager would you want Evans and how much would you pay him?
I thought that he had been lucky with Silence Lotto as they had given him some (limited) support. I definitely don't see him as a Tour winner in the next three years.
I think the winner is BMC as they will certainly win in the race invites so for them the investment in Evans is probably small in their view.
I am surprised with the comments regarding how much he might or might not earn. What rider isn't trying to maximise their worth in what is typically a short professional career. Team Managers aren't obiliged to pay a rider any more than they choose to (unless the sponser insists). It is a free market after all.