What a day for our Mobius Bridgelane team with U/23 rider Alex Evans finishing second on the stage behind Mitchelton Scott rider Esteban Chaves at the UCI 2.1 rated Herald Sun Tour. This has been a supremely successful Tour for the Team, who has also collected the Most Aggressive Rider jersey with Alistair Donoghue.
Chaves attacked 2km from the bottom of the 20km stage-ending ascent to Lake Mountain and opened up a gap that wouldn’t be closed down. Alex Evans (Mobius BridgeLane) followed solo and would cross the line in second place, 42 seconds behind, while Ruben Guerreiro (Trek-Segafredo) won the sprint from an elite chase group of 13 riders, including three from Mitchelton-Scott.
To be sandwiched between two World Tour riders on the podium and one a GC contender, it will only be the beginning for Alex Evans. Brad Evans (no relation) also regained the Tour KOM leaders jersey.
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By the end of the Tour Alex Evans would finish 8th overall in GC.