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.