Alex Evans continues upward tilt at Tour of the Gila

Alex Evans (Mobius)

Australian Alex Evans ( Mobius-Bridgelane ) has been making a name for himself at home, finishing second to Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) on the Queen stage of the Herald Sun Tour and eventually placing eighth overall in his first-ever UCI race. With his team Mobius-Bridgelane currently competing in the US at the Tour of the Gila this week, the Joe Martin Stage Race last week and the Redlands Bicycle Classic to come, the 21-year-old from Victoria is continuing to impress. Evans finished third on the opening stage to Mogollon, which finishes with an 11km climb. Evans came in behind stage winner Oscar Sanchez (Canel's Specialized) and 2015 Tour of the Gila winner Rob Britton (Rally Cycling). Evans' third-place finish was all the more impressive because he started the second, more difficult part of the climb after White Horse Mesa in poor position after slipping backing the crosswinds "They went pretty hard ...

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