Paris-Nice stage 4 Cadel Evans
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Are we seeing the birth of a new, aggressive, focussed Cadel Evans for 2008?

The Silence-Lotto has had a mixed Paris-Nice. He took a beating in the stage one crosswinds, and also lost time on the Col de la Croix de Chaubouret on the stage to St Etienne. But then he bounced back with a stage win at Mont Serein.

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Edward Pickering is a writer and journalist, editor of Pro Cycling and previous deputy editor of Cycle Sport. As well as contributing to Cycling Weekly, he has also written for the likes of the New York Times. His book, The Race Against Time, saw him shortlisted for Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards. A self-confessed 'fair weather cyclist', Pickering also enjoys running.