11 Dec 2008

Evans to ride Giro

8:09 am on 11 December 2008

Twice Tour de France runner-up Cadel Evans of Australia will take part in next year's Giro d'Italia.

Evans, who was second in the Tour de France behind Spaniards Alberto Contador in 2007 and Carlos Sastre this year, joins an impressive field on the Giro.

Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said he will participate in the race for the first time, with Italian Ivan Basso and Sastre also on the starting list.

Evans, the leader of the Silence-Lotto team, last rode in the Giro in 2002, when he finished 14th overall and wore the pink jersey for the overall leader for one day.