Evans cannot catch Cavendish

CYCLING: Australia’s Cadel Evans missed the chance to take the points leader’s red jersey from Britain’s Mark Cavendish, after struggling to 25th place in stage 18 at the Giro d’Italia. A top-12 finish in the mountainous 20.6km time trial would have seen Evans move clear of Cavendish. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali won the stage and leads the overall classification. Nibali said: “This is my first stage win here. The team and I can ride more calmly now.”