About Cadel Evans
FutuRide ambassador Cadel Evans stands alone on the Australian cycling podium. Following a magnificent mountain bike career, his time on the road has been a remarkable series of achievements, breaking new ground for this country's cyclists.
Previously a two-time podium finisher in the Tour de France® (2007/08), 2011 was the year Cadel broke through and adorned the yellow jersey in Paris to become the first-ever Australian winner of the event.
His ride into Paris on the final day of the event wearing the 'maillot jaune', champagne in hand, and onto the Champs Elysees are images etched into all Australians' memories.
Cadel has now worn the leader's jersey in all three Grand Tours and achieved wins in many of the world's great cycling events. However, maybe the breakthrough victory of his career came with his triumphant victory in the 2009 UCI Men's Road Race in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Cadel was rewarded for a courageous attack that left a crack field, including home-town and race favourite Fabian Cancellara, in his wake. It has been, and continues to be, a magnificent career on two wheels, but Cadel's most satisfying achievement has been the role he has played in the staggering growth of popularity and participation the sport of cycling has enjoyed in Australia in recent times.
Away from the bike, Cadel is an informed person on a range of community issues he feels strongly about, one of these being the topic of sustainability and how we can all contribute as individuals to create a sustainable future for the generations that follow.
- In 2011, Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the prestigious Tour de France, after finishing runner-up in 2007 and 2008.
- Did you know that Cadel Evans rides about 35,000 km every year. That's a lot more than most people drive their cars!
- Cadel Evans won the mountain biking World Cup in 1998 and 1999, before switching to full-time road-racing in 2001.
- Cadel Evans won the Road Race World Championship in 2009.