Cadel Evans

UCI ProTour 2007   UCI Road World Champion 2009   Winner of Tour de France 2011 2nd place General Classification Tour de France 2007, 2008 2 stage wins Tour de France 2007, 2011 Tour of Austria 2001, 2004 Tour de Romandie 2006, 2011 La Flèche Wallonne 2010 Tirreno- Adriatico 2011

Cadel Lee Evans ( born February 14, 1977 in Katherine, Northern Territory ) is an Australian racing cyclist. As a mountain biker, he won the 1998 and the 1999 Mountain Bike World Cup, before he finally moved after a few trips to the road cycling in 2001 on the road. His greatest successes were on the road of winning the Tour de France 2011, two second places at the sweeps in 2007 and 2008, the victory at the 2009 World Championships and winning the UCI ProTour 2007.

  • 7.1 Placements in the Grand Tours


Mountain bike

Cadel Evans began his cycling career as a mountain biker at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra under the direction of head coach Heiko Salzwedel. In 1998 and 1999 he was a mountain bike world cup champion. At the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 he finished seventh in the mountain bike race.


To 2007

After a few trips to the road cycling ( Junior World Championships 1994: 3rd in the time trial, 1998/1999 1st Tour of Tasmania) joined Evans in 2001 finally on the road and drove for the team Saeco. In 2002 he moved to Mapei and was able to take the pink jersey of the overall leader in the Giro d' Italia after the 16th stage of Jens Heppner, but slumped to the following stage. In 2003 and 2004 he drove (formerly Team Telekom ) for the T -Mobile team. As of the 2005 season, he started for the Belgian team Silence-Lotto. His hitherto reached its greatest success Evans 2006 with the 5th place at the Tour de France and a stage win in the Tour of Germany 2005. 2006, he surprisingly won the Tour de Romandie with a stage win in the individual time trial.


After two placings in the top 10 of the Tour de France in 2005 and 2006 Cadel Evans was one of the favorites of the Tour de France 2007. Earned this reputation justified Evans by good performances in the Alps, such as a 3rd place on the 9th stage, a 4th place in the Pyrenees on the 16th stage and a victory at the first and second place in the second individual time trial. Evans is the first Australian who has made it in the Tour de France in second place. Next he reached 2007, two second stages courts at the Vuelta a España and was fourth in the overall standings. In the road world championships in Stuttgart, he finished fifth. Following the cancellation of Danilo di Luca and a sixth place finish at the Tour of Lombardy in the same year he won the overall classification of the UCI ProTour.


In spring 2008, Evans reached good results: he won three stages in stage races ( Ruta del Sol, Paris - Nice; Settimana Internazionale) and the Rating Settimana Internazionale. In the Basque Country Tour, he finished second and achieved good results in the spring classics. In preparation for the Tour de France Evans denied the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and finished in a stage and in the overall standings to second place. In the Olympics, Evans led to the Australian road team.

In the 2008 Tour de France Cadel Evans was considered one of the top favorites, firstly because the Astana team was not invited to last year's winner Alberto Contador, last year's third Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Klöden and he was thus the best finisher from the previous year, and by the previously strongest spring of his career. This he confirmed by a good ranking on the first stage and a good result in the first individual time trial on stage 4 and with a third place at the first summit finish on the 6th stage. On the 9th stage crashed Evans, but still came to the finish with the group of favorites. After stage 10 he took over the yellow jersey by a eighth place on the stage. On the following transfer stages, he defended his lead of a second ahead of Fränk Schleck. On the 15th stage, he lost it to him. In the 17th stage Evans crossed the finish line in seventh. Although he lost to Carlos Sastre, who won the stage, 1:34 minutes in the overall standings the lead, but was due to his time driving qualities further as favorite. In the final individual time trial Evans was weak, however, and was able to Carlos Sastre not the yellow jersey decrease.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he reached the road race in 15th place, the individual time trial 5th place on 27 August 2008 Silence-Lotto announced that a contract has been signed for two more years of Evans.


On December 10, 2008 it was announced through a press release that Evans wanted to compete for the anniversary edition of the Giro d' Italia as well as the Tour de France. On 12 December 2008, however, Evans denied the message that he would start at the Giro d' Italia; its goal is the Tour de France. On February 10, at the team presentation Evans reiterated that he the spring classics and not going to use the Giro d' Italia to prepare for the Tour de France as well as 2008. During the early year Evans won a stage of the Settima Internazionale and was in the championship runner-up.

In the Basque Country tour Cadel Evans was fourth overall, making him again made ​​to the highest ranked non- Spaniards after the 2008 edition. In the Ardennes classics he reached the Fleche Wallonne race in fifth place at Liege -Bastogne- Liege, he was only 16, coinciding with the third party. In the Ruta del Sol and Paris -Nice Evans showed strength in the high mountains, but still less than the year before at the appropriate time. At the Tour de Romandie, he reached the seventh place in the overall standings. At the Tour de France, Evans did not fulfill the expected role as favorites and reached the 30th place in the overall standings. Best placements on individual stages were a fifth place in the first individual time trial, a ninth place on the 6th stage, a tenth place on the 7th stage and a seventh place on the 15th stage.

Even prior to the Vuelta a España in 2009 Evans was traded as favorite. There were two possible targets that have been mentioned, as Evans would ride the Vuelta. That was a target in preparation for the Road World Championships, the other is called reparation for the disappointing running tour. Due to good performance in the prologue, the first individual time trial and the first mountain stage, he conquered the golden jersey of overall leader, but gave it a day later to Alejandro Valverde for a time bonus for this from. Also on the eighth stage, he conquered the white jersey of the best combination. Thanks to another very good performance and an excellent second time trial, Evans nevertheless achieved a podium finish.

On September 27, Evans was in Switzerland Mendrisio World Champion and celebrated the hitherto biggest success of his career: He won the second Australian at UCI Road World Championships after Jack Hoobin, who had become 1950 Road World Champion of amateurs. Evans won this victory by an attack on the last climb, and so this season was an absolute highlight. After another strong performance in late autumn left Evans Silence-Lotto. An additional clause in the contract allowed against payment of an annual salary the team change to the U.S. Zweitdivisionär BMC Racing Team.


The 2010 season began Cadel Evans with his new team at the Tour Down Under. There he reached the sixth place overall. The season in Europe, he started with the Giro dell Insubria, where he finished fifth. Tirreno- Adriatico When he reached the third place in the overall standings. When Criterium International, he managed to sixth place overall. On 21 April 2010 he became the first Australian Flèche Wallonne the. The last of the Ardennes classics, Liège -Bastogne -Liège, he reached the fifth rank. In the 2010 Giro d'Italia Evans won a stage, the points standings and reached in the overall standings to fifth place.

After an initial good performance in the Tour de France, Evans captured on the eighth stage of the yellow jersey. Because of an elbow fracture, he had also drawn at this stage, he lost the yellow jersey on the next stage again and could no longer compete with the best in the further course of the race, but reached Paris on the 26th place. From the rest of the season of victory in the night of Hanover and the third place at the GP Wallonie are still worth mentioning.


In the season 2011, Evans wanted to focus on the Tour de France. Hence his racing program would have until then only 35 days. Tirreno- Adriatico When he won a stage and the overall standings and also at the Tour de Romandie, he decided the overall standings for themselves. At the dress rehearsal for the tour, the Dauphine Libere, Evans took second place in the overall standings as with his participations in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

At the Tour Evans was next to Alberto Contador and the Schleck brothers Andy and Fränk as the top favorite to win. In the first week Evans managed to win the fourth stage just ahead of Contador and was after the team time trial, only one second behind the overall leader Thor Hushovd. Above all, it managed Evans, without falling to get through the first stages, in contrast to other favorites like Alberto Contador, Bradley Wiggins and Andreas Klöden. In the Pyrenees and Alps Evans was next to the Schleck brothers of the strongest in the Favorites input box. After Andy Schleck had moved out on the penultimate mountain stage nearly two minutes ahead of Evans, Evans was 57 seconds behind in the decisive time trial. There he was beaten by Tony Martin. At Andy Schleck and his brother, however, he made two and a half minutes well and thus took over the overall lead. Thus, Evans was the third time in his career - after 2008 and 2010 - the yellow jersey win. However, in contrast to previous years, he defended the yellow jersey and won the tour. He is the first Australian who won the most important cycling race in the world for themselves. After his third place overall in the Giro d' Italia in 2013, he stood at each Grand Tour at least once on the podium.

Driver type

Cadel Evans is an all-rounder. He's a good time trialist, especially in difficult terrain, as well as a good climber in uniform, long climbs. His former weaknesses were that he could not keep good tempo changes on the mountain and he could not sprint good for a round driver; in both disciplines Evans has now greatly improved.


Cadel Evans is married to the Italian Chiara, a classically trained pianist. He learned during his professional time at Saeco and Mapei know. In addition to English and Italian, he speaks a little German and French. Evans lives in Stabio, in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.


2011 Cadel Evans was elected in Australia for the cyclist of the year.


  • There is evidence of a collaboration between Cadel Evans and Michele Ferrari. According to Evans, this only affects the development of training plans. There are no suspicions against Evans on the basis of positive drug findings available.
  • Cadel Evans supported the Free Tibet movement.
  • He is one of the few riders to have won both the Maillot Jaune in the Tour de France, the Maglia Rosa in the Giro d' Italia, the golden jersey of the Vuelta and the rainbow jersey of the world road champion.

Achievements - mountain bike

  • Australian Masters - Cross-Country ( U17)
  • Australian Masters - Cross Country ( Junior )
  • World Cup - Cross Country ( Junior )
  • World Cup - Cross Country ( Junior )
  • Australian Masters - Cross-Country
  • World Cup - Cross- Country ( U23 )
  • World Cup - Cross- Country ( U23 )
  • Overall World Cup winner - Cross- Country
  • World Cup - Cross- Country ( U23 )
  • Overall World Cup winner - Cross- Country
  • World Cup - Season

Achievements - road

  • World Championships - individual time trial (Juniors )
  • A stage and General Classification Tour of Tasmania
  • A stage and General Classification Tour of Tasmania
  • A stage and Appreciation Tour of Austria
  • Appreciation Brixia Tour
  • Mountains classification Tour Down Under
  • A day in the pink jersey of the overall leader in the Giro d' Italia
  • A stage Uniqua Classic
  • Commonwealth Games - Individual Time Trial
  • Commonwealth Games - Road Race
  • Mountains classification Tour Down Under
  • A stage and Appreciation Tour of Austria
  • A stage Germany Tour
  • Mountains classification Tour Down Under
  • A stage and General Classification Tour de Romandie
  • A stage of the Tour de France (after doping disqualification of Alexander Vinokourov )
  • A stage and Appreciation Good Luck Beijing Invitational
  • Individual ranking UCI ProTour
  • A stage Ruta del Sol
  • A stage of Paris-Nice
  • A stage and Appreciation Settimana Internazionale
  • A stage Settimana Internazionale
  • Prologue and Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré Scoring
  • World Champion - Road Race
  • La Flèche Wallonne
  • A stage and scoring Giro d' Italia
  • A stage of Tirreno- Adriatico and Appreciation
  • General Classification Tour de Romandie
  • A stage and Appreciation Tour de France
  • A stage and Appreciation Critérium International
  • A stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • A stage tour of Alberta
  • A stage of Tour Down Under

Rankings in the Grand Tours