Evans reconnoitres Plan de Corones ahead of Giro

Cadel Evans, Fleche Wallonne 2010

World Champion Cadel Evans is finishing off the last of his reconnaissance for the Giro d'Italia this week, one week after he conquered the Mur de Huy to win Flèche Wallonne. Yesterday, he started one of the Giro d'Italia's newest and most feared climbs, Plan de Corones, with four other professionals.

"Cadel Evans took off after three kilometres. Just like that. A man solo and in charge," Franco Pellizotti told Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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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.