Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans and his Silence-Lotto team have fallen out over the Australian?s participation in the 2009 Giro d?Italia. The Belgian team insist he will ride the centenary edition of the race but Evans is saying he won?t, indicating tension in the team even before the 2009 season gets underway.

Despite signing a new two-year contract in September, Evans was critical of the team after they let Yaroslav Popovych leave for Astana and failed to replace Bernhard Kohl following his positive for CERA. Now Evans? presence at the 2009 Giro d'Italia has sparked a war of words.

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