Why it's now or never for Evans if he wants to win a grand tour

Cadel Evans, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 2

Cadel Evans looks more at home at this Giro d'Italia than he's ever looked in a grand tour. The 33-year-old Australian swapped his world champion's jersey for the maglia rosa after avoiding the crashes on Sunday.

At the post-race press conference he switched seamlessly between Italian and English, answering the questions in one language and then providing the translation. It was then that it sank in, perhaps this was the grand tour best suited to him all along.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.