Cadel Evans only has eyes for top spot at Tour

Cadel Evans, Tour de France 2012, stage 10

Cadel Evans will compete at the Tour de France for nothing less than the maillot jaune.

The 35-year-old entered the 99th edition of the race as defending champion but yesterday finished seventh overall and more than 15 minutes off the pace of British winner Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.