Nationality: Australian
Date of birth: 14/2/1977
From: Katherine, Northern Territory
Height: 1.74cm
Weight: 64kg
Team: Now retired (formerly BMC)

Australia’s first Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans’ place in cycling history is assured. The recently retired battling Aussie challenged for the Tour’s yellow jersey for several years before finally landing the prize in 2011 when he beat the Schleck brothers in the final time trial in Grenoble.

Evans’ career has been one of highs, lows, and variety. He started racing in mountain bike cross country winning a junior world medal in 1995. He was World Cup winner in both 1998 and 1999 thanks to a level of consistency that served him well in his road career.

He switched to road racing full time in 2001 and basied himself in Italy. Evans had a long relationship with respected Italian coach Aldo Sassi and dedicated his 2011 Tour win to Sassi who died from Cancer in 2010.

Evans retired in January 2015 following the Tour Down Under and the inugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Major results: 2009 Road Race world champion | 2011 Tour de France

Giro del Trentino 2014

Cadel Evans’ greatest YouTube hits

On and off the bike, Cadel Evans has produced some memorable moments. Well, according to YouTube, most of those seem to have come off the bike. Australia’s most successful cyclist…