Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General Classification (2011)
2 Individual Stages (2007, 2011)
Giro d'Italia
Points Classification (2010)
1 Individual Stage (2010)

Stage Races

Critérium International (2012)
Tour of Austria (2001, 2004)
Tour de Romandie (2006, 2011)
Tirreno–Adriatico (2011)
Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (2008)

Single-Day Races and Classics

World Road Race World Champion (2009)
La Flèche Wallonne (2010)
Medal record
Competitor for Australia
Road bicycle racing
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2002 Manchester Road Race
World Championships
Gold 2009 Mendrisio Elite Men's Road Race
Infobox last updated on
10 June 2012

Cadel Lee Evans (/kəˈdɛl/; born 14 February 1977) is an Australian professional racing cyclist and winner of the 2011 Tour de France. He is the first Australian to win the Tour. Early in his career, Evans was a champion mountain biker, winning the World Cup in 1998 and 1999 and placing seventh in the men's cross-country mountain bike race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Evans turned to full-time road cycling in 2001, and gradually progressed through the ranks. He finished second in the 2007 and 2008 Tours de France. He became the first Australian to win the UCI ProTour (2007) and the UCI Road World Championships in 2009. Finally, he won the Tour de France in 2011, riding for BMC Racing Team, after two Tours riddled with bad luck. At age 34, he was among the five oldest winners in the race's history.

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