5 Sep 2012

Evans out of world championships

6:27 am on 5 September 2012

The Australian former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans will miss the cycling world championships this month after he ended his season because of a painful knee.

The 2009 world champion and 2011 Tour de France winner, who finished seventh in July far behind winner Bradley Wiggins, has no major injury but decided not to put next season at risk.

The 35-year-old was supposed to race in Quebec and Montreal this week, then at the Lombardia Tour.

The world championship men's road race takes place on September the 23rd in Limburg, the Netherlands.