Evans welcomes BMC's mountain reinforcements

Cadel Evans on Galibier, Tour de France 2011, stage 19

Cadel Evans welcomes BMC Racing's new riders to help him push for a second Tour de France title next year. The American team signed Steve Cummings, Adam Blythe and Tejay Van Garderen, as well as established stars Philippe Gilbert and Thor Hushovd.

"Steve Cummings and Tejay will be real helpful in the mountains," Evans told Cycling Weekly. "Ivan Santaromita didn't come into his best this year, Amaël Moinard was missing in the high-mountains... that's where we need to strengthen a little bit."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.