Blog: The bizarre world of Cadel Evans

Daniel Friebe digs deep within the psyche of the Tour contender

Australian pro Cadel Evans hired Lance Armstrong's former Tour de France body guard for the 2008 race, but it appears the only person Evans needs protection against is himself, as Procycling's Daniel Friebe has observed during the first two-and-a-half weeks.

Evans, who ended up 23 seconds shy of yellow in 2007, has become more eccentric as the race rolls toward Paris. The 31-year-old Silence-Lotto team leader hasn't held court with the media as much as he's held them in contempt, reflecting a bizarre view of the people his sponsors would prefer he cozy up to.

But, in this modern age, not only is a picture worth a thousand words, but a YouTube video (or five) is all one needs to paint a masterpiece of hilarity, wonderment, and head-scratching fun.

Enjoy.

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