28 Jul 2011

Cadel Evans keen for Olympics

7:34 am on 28 July 2011

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans says he's keen to ride at the London Olympics - but expects to be selected only if the course is hard enough.

The 34-year-old Australian is back at home in Switzerland, weighing up the many offers, requests and options that victory in cycling's biggest race brings.

He'd be a big drawcard if he made the Australian team but says he doesn't know if the London course will suit his strengths.

The Olympic road events in London will come only days after Evans completes his Tour de France title defence.

He says that's not a disadvantage, but there are other factors to consider as well.