Evans Offered Tour Down Under Wildcard
World champion Cadel Evans will face-off against Lance Armstrong at January's 2010 Tour Down Under. Race organizers revealed this week that Evans' BMC Racing squad has been granted a wildcard entry to the ProTour race.
Australia's world road racing champion Cadel Evans will ride at next year's Tour Down Under against Lance Armstrong and others after his BMC Racing Team were offered a wildcard entry to the race.
Evans only recently signed for BMC Racing after winning the world title and Tour Down Under organizers were quick to offer the second-tier American team a wildcard into the Jan. 17-24 ProTour event.
Armstrong made his comeback to professional racing at this year's Tour Down Under, and South Australian state premier Mike Rann said the addition of Evans was a coup for the event.
"Never before has an Australian competed on Australian soil wearing the Rainbow Jersey," Rann said in a statement.
"This may be the only chance to ever see two legends, in Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans, compete against one another on Australian soil."