Wiggins' Paris-Nice success may not lead to Tour win, says Evans

Bradley Wiggins and Raymond Poulidor, Paris-Nice 2012, stage three

Cadel Evans explained on Tuesday that early season success in Tirreno-Adriatico or in Paris-Nice is rare for a Tour de France winner. The Australian Tour winner commented in central Italy on Bradley Wiggins' yellow jersey ride in France.

"Bradley had some bad luck in the rain, but it went his way and now he's in a commanding position," Evans said in a press conference. "You also have to consider what sort of preparation he's done in the winter. Of course, you always need to look after yourself over the winter and towards the Tour, but you don't want to be fatigued."

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