- Jun 16, 2009
ak-zaaf said:At least he'll be there.
What did VDB ever do to you/Cadel?
He hasn't done anything to me. I'm just saying that i don't see him being inside the top 20. He may scrape in but that's it. Definetly top 15. BMC will get the tdf invite.
Interview with Aussie media
"[Lotto] added in a couple of races that I didn't want to do, but was obligated to for whatever reason," Evans says, reflecting on his 2009 season. He rolls his eyes. "I made it very clear: no, no, no. When you go away from your plan it's nearly always a compromise."
Evans blames his 30th place at the 2009 Tour de France – his worst of his four appearances – partly on this schedule conflict. Somehow, he would pick himself up from the disaster and one week before the World Championships, Evans made history. With his third placing he became the first Australian to finish on the podium of the Vuelta a Espana, the seasons third and final Grand Tour.