Cadel Evans was born on Valentine’s Day in the year 1977. He is a professional cyclist and is Australian by birth. Cadel Evans claim to fame was winning the Tour de France in the year 2011. He started off his career as a mountain biker riding for the Diamondback MTB team and then went on to race for the Volvo-Cannondale MTB team. He won the World Cup in the years 1998 and 1999 and also came 7th at the 2000 Summer Olympics held at Sydney in the men’s cross-country mountain bike race.
Cadel Evans became a full time road cyclist in the year 2001 and gradually made his way up through the ranks. He placed a distinct second at the Tour de France in the years 2007 and 2008. He is also the first Australian to win the UCI ProTour in the year 2007 and the UCI Road World Championships in the year 2009. He then continued this winning streak and won the prestigious Tour de France in the year 2011 while racing for the BMC Racing Team. He is amongst the oldest cyclists to have won this event.
Cadel Evans was born in Australia to Helen Cocks and Paul Evans. Cadel Evans went to coma when he was small after being hit on the head by a horse but came out of it after seven days. He was interested in skateboarding and was described by his father as a good student and an ordinary kid. He never imagined that one day his kid, Cadel Evans, would become a world class athlete.
Cadel Evans started out his career under Heiko Salzwedel and Damien Grundy as a member of the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport mountain bike MTB team. He was very successful at the under twenty three tournaments winning silver medals at the World Championships in the year 1997 and 1999. He also placed third in the junior world bike championship and junior world road time trial. In the year of 2000, after consulting Michele Ferrari and under the management of Mr. Tony Rominger, he shifted to full time road cycling.
Cadel Evans has been a part of teams like Saeco, Mapei and Team Telekom. It was at Mapei that he me Aldo Sassi, his coach who trained him to become a grand tourer from a mountain biker. After winning the Tour de France in the year 2011, Cadel Evans dedicated the win to his former coach who died of cancer the previous year. Cadel Evans was pretty successful in the early stages of his career having won the Tour of Austria in the years 2001 and 2004. He also won the Tour de Romandie in the year 2006 after beating Spain’s Alberto Contador Velasco and Alejandro Valverde. He also finished fifth the same year at the Tour de France and was later promoted to the 4th place as the winner Floyd Landis failed a drug test. Cadel Evans was also named the Australian Cyclist of the Year in the year 2006. He was again honoured by the same name the following year.
Many who become fans of cycling athletes usually find their stars set to hang up their boots.
Indeed, the grueling races and tours often take a toll, on some people it comes on earlier than in others. For instance, Cadel Evans is known to be the only champion from Australia to have won the Tour de France. It is not easy to win in a foreign terrain, but he did achieve this feat. He would be part of the inaugural race in Victoria next year, named the Great Ocean Road Race. He would be quitting the sport soon after. He is set to be part of a number of events till then
. There are national championship events that he would be part of. He would also be part of the opening race, ProTour. The Tour Down Under that would be held in January will see him participating as well. Read more »
An autopsy did on cyclist Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie, who passed away following a fall on Gent-Wevelgem race, was not able to tell whether or not the injury was triggered by a motorbike, said the Dunkirk prosecutor on Thursday.
Antoine Demoitie dies after he fell on the Gent-Wevelgem race.
The twenty-five year old was tangled in a fall with 3 other riders around hundred-fifty kms into the race later on Sunday as it went through Belgium and then into northern France. After that he was hit by a race motorbike when on the ground, before he was transported first to the Ypres hospital and after that being taken to an intensive care unit at Lille, where he lost his life battle.
Prosecutor Eric Fouard told a leading news agency that the cause of death was due to a blow to the back of the base of the skull which resulted in death by cerebral haemorrhage. But the pathologist could not figure out whether the injury was after the fall of the rider or the clash with the motorbike.
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Cycling great Cadel Evans’ retirement decision might have saddened his fans and the cycling world but the legendary Aussie rider has confirmed of no regrets as hung his boots. In fact, he has no doubt that it is the best time for him to retire.
The vivacious cheer that greeted him at post-race presentation of Down Under Tour was the live testimony of the iconic rider’s legendary career- that most possibly has no parallel.
However, a near-disaster at the last stage of the race remind him that there are certain things that he won’t be missing about his beloved sport. The Tour France champ somehow managed to bypass a bad crash on 2nd final lap of that stage race at Adelaide.
“I did hear the crash & a bike struck me in backside…Lucky I was that day that my bike was not damaged”, remarked Cadel.
“Anything can & does get wrong here in cycling.”
Whilst Cadel would have preferred to come up with a better performance than overall 3rd in his final Down Under Tour yet he is pretty comfortable with the fact that he tried his best to achieve one big result in his last race. Read more »