Evans, who has already shown himself in races like the Herald Sun Tour where he finished in seventh overall and second in the only mountaintop finish, has already some goals ahead of his period in Europe. “I want to learn as much as possible, and I feel that I will land into the right environment in order to do so. I want to get adapted to the European style of racing and have fun as the team environment seems nothing but great”.
The Bendigo born rider hopes to follow the footsteps of fellow Australian, Nick Schultz, who moved up to the professional ranks after a year in the Academy. “When you look of the success that former Academy riders are having with their current professional teams, it makes it a no-brainer to join the team. It is not only the number of guys who move up, but also how do they do it. All in all, it is a friendly trusted organization who it is solely focused on the rider’s development and has our interests at heart”.