PODIUM MAN: Craig Evers left after claiming silver in the seventh stage of the Tour of Poyang Lake.
PODIUM MAN: Craig Evers left after claiming silver in the seventh stage of the Tour of Poyang Lake. Facebook/China Bike Race

Aggressive Evers takes podium finish in Poyang

CYCLING: Grafton cyclist Craig Evers has once again proven his love affair with China after taking a silver medal in the seventh stage of the Tour of Poyang Lake.

It was the 27-year-old's second podium of the 12 stage tour after kicking off the event in aggressive style to claim third in stage one.

It is Evers first attempt at the Tour of Poyang Lake since moving to China to race full time at the start of the year and after taking out two individual races last month the attacking rider came into the even full of momentum.

Competing for the Brother NRG Driver Plan Pro Cycling team Evers was aggressive from the outset of the tour leading the breakaway over the first stage securing 12 points to claim the orange sprinters jersey and named the most aggressive rider.

While he struggled to maintain that success streak over the middle stages of the tour, Evers has not shied away from his aggressive tactics pushing the envelope in the lead breakaway in almost every stage.

It was his aggressive tactics that helped Evers to his second podium of the tour when he charged to the front and held an all-day breakaway to finish second by a minor margin to New Zealand's Matt Zenovich in the seventh stage.

The Grafton cyclist was unable to replicate his efforts in the eighth stage after bowing out mid-race.



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