Alex Evans started in halfway August his first-ever participation in Tour de l’Avenir, one of the toughest and the most prestigious U23 race of the calendar. The 22-year old Australian climber powered away from everyone in the eighth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir and took home the win, the third victory by an Academy rider in that race since 2015. “It’s a huge honor to have won a stage in a race as prestigious and will be a something that I won’t forget anytime soon”
Evans arrived at the Tour de l’Avenir after a solid performance in Tour d’Alsace, where he powered to second in the queen stage that finished all the way up the infamous Planche des Belles Filles and finished in the Top 10 overall. “I race in Alsace just two weeks before and it certainly was good preparation for the race, I got some solid pacing in the legs. Next to this, the training sessions leading up to the race were focussed on climbing efforts”.
With close to 50 racing days under his belt this season, the Australian riders heading into the last part of the season where he will be targeting some high-quality results as he carries on this moment of shape. “I am excited for what is ahead, after this past few weeks I want to perform well in the coming races, especially I will eye Piccolo Lombardia”