Cadel Evans stage 4 tt tour de france 2008

Australian Cadel Evans has pulled out of the time trial at the Olympic Games after he fell over and hurt his knee. The injury is yet more disappointment for the Silence Lotto rider, just days after missing out on his first Tour de France win.

The Australian had been favourite for the 2008 Tour de France since the start, but failed to overhaul Spaniard Carlos Sastre in the final 53km time trial. Evans will still ride the Olympic road race on August 9, but will not contest the 47km time trial.

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