Evans conquers Tirreno-Adriatico with stage win

Cadel Evans wins stage six, Tirreno-Adriatico 2011

Australian Cadel Evans secured his chances of winning the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race with a stage win in Macerata, Italy today. BMC Racing's captain, twice second at the Tour de France, fought back attacks by Giovanni Visconti and Vincenzo Nibali in the final 500 metres shooting up into the city's centre.

"It's for [team owner] Andy Rhys and all of BMC," said Evans. "I hope this is only the start of a winning season."

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