Mixed messages for Evans
Monday, April 24, 2006 11.00pm
Australia's Cadel Evans has had a stressful few days after riding poorly in the Ardennes and some wo
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Cadel Evans is set to start the Tour of Romandy on Tuesday after a worrying few days in Belgium when he struggled badly for form and was then told he had Hunter's syndrome, only to be told after further tests on Monday that he had simply been affected by a migraine.
"I was flat out to finish in the grupetto," said Evans after Lige on Sunday. "A bit disconcerting, yes, but now I've found out what's wrong with me - Hunter's syndrome - I can stop worrying, well if we can get it fixed... I'm told it sharply reduces performance, you can say that again."
After a further round of testing on Monday, Evans said he'd been told he had nothing to worry about. "More tests - lots of tests - and I'm all OK!" he said on his website. "Good news for me. It seems I got a migraine at a very inconvenient time. What can you do? It was not easy to ride Lige with one eye. Now, I'm on my way to Romandy so I'll see how things go there. The neurologist says there's nothing to worry about."
The Australian who finished eighth in last year's Tour de France is expecting to receive more test results in the coming days.
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