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.
Australian professional cyclist, Cadel Evans who retired in 2015 has recounted his career at Saeco to the Tour de France.
Speaking to Daniel Benson the editor of cycling news, he savored the memories of all the success he has had from the beginning of his professional career at Saeco in 2001, to his retirement at the inauguration of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, in 2015.
Evans started his professional riding with Saeco team achieving many success with the team including; an overall win in the 2001 editions of the Tour of Australia.
In 2002, Evans moved to Mapei-QuickStep, where he meets with Aldo Sassi who coached him and assisted him in the transition from a mountain biker to grand tourer.
Consequently, he made his first Giro d’Italia debut with an incredible performance, as he endured a major hunger flat on the final mountain stage, finishing in 14th place.
Evans also became the team leader in 2002. He became the champion of the commonwealth Games time trial, claimed a stage win at the 2002 Tour Down Under, and winning the mountains classification in 2006 Tour Down Under.
He was named Australian cyclist of the year in 2007, with an outstanding performance. Recording a win in the stage 13 time trial, and a second place in the stage 19 time trial. Read more »
The cycling legend from Australia, Cadel Evans, has a big passion towards cycling even after his retirement from the big stage.
This is why he takes part in any activity that drives children to take up biking. Evan says that he would be thrilled to see many children take to cycling to go to school. It will provide them with a sense of freedom and will give them a lesson of being independent in their young age itself. There is no better teacher to teach the art of cycling for your kids other than Evans.
Evan understands the practical difficulties and the concerns that parents would be raised when it comes to sending children to school on their bikes in Sydney. The main issue is the traffic.
Evans retired from professional cycling last year and has proved his prowess in the sport by winning the Tour De France title in 2011. He has been at the top of his cycling form for many years and that is why he is called as a cycling legend. His 5 year old adopted son, Robel, is already an expert in riding bikes with gears.
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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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