Cadel Evans Photo Gallery
and Short Professional Biography
and Short Professional Biography
Cadel Evans is one of the last of a breed of professional bike racer. He raced all season long, in all kinds of races, and on any given day was a threat to win. He won the 2011 Tour de France, several week-long stage races (Tour de Romandie twice: 2006, 2011) and important single day races like the 2010 Flèche Wallonne and the 2009 World Road Race Championships.
Born in Australia (February 14, 1977), Evans started his cycling career in mountain biking, winning the Mountain Bike World Cup in both 1998 and 1999. Physiological tests showed Evans had extraordinary aerobic gifts that allowed him to process oxygen in far greater quantities than nearly anyone else.
He started transitioning to road cycling and by 2001 he was on the road full time. In 2002, while riding for Mapei, he confirmed his road racing talent by taking the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia after stage 16. The next stage was was 222 mountainous kilometers and Evans cracked badly on the final climb to the town of Folgaria and lost more than 17 minutes.
But that wasn't the last the world had seen of Evans. He really started to shine with a win in the prestigious Tour de Romandie and fourth overall in the Tour de France in 2006.
In 2007 he missed winning the Tour de France by just 23 seconds and the next year he was just 58 seconds short.
In 2009 he won the world road cycling championship in masterly fashion, arriving at the finish nearly a half-minute before his closest chasers. The big successes kept coming, In 2010 Evans won La Flèche Wallonne and the Giro d'Italia points classification. The next year he finally won the Tour de France as well as another Tour de Romandie and Tirreno-Adriatico
The wins started to come less often, but in 2012 he won the Critérium International General classification and the points classification as well as coming in third in the Dauphiné and taking the points classification along the way
In 2014, his last complete year of racing he started the season by coming in second in the Tour Down Under and winning the Giro del Trentino.
In September of 2014 he announced his retirement plans. After racing the 2015 Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race he would become a brand ambassador for his current sponsor, BMC.
2001: Tour of Austria
- Commonwealth Games Individual Time Trial, 2nd place in the road race
- Giro d'Italia GC lead during stages 16 - 17
2003: Tour Down Under mountains classification
2004: Tour of Austria
- Tour de Romandie GC and Mountains Classification
- 4th place Tour de France
- UCI Pro Tour Champion
- 2nd place Tour de France
- 2nd place Critérium du Dauphiné
- Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
- 2nd place Tour de France, wore yellow jersey stages 10-14
- 2nd place Flèche Wallone
- 2nd place Critérium du Dauphiné
- World Road Race Champion
- 2nd place Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
- 2nd place Critérium du Dauphiné, winning stage 1 and the points classification
- 3rd place Vuelta a España
- La Flèche Wallonne
- 3rd Tirreno-Adriatico
- 5th Giro d'Italia, winning stage 7, points classification, Azzurri d'Italia classification and wore pink in stage 2
- Wore yellow at Tour de France during stage 9
- Tour de France, winning stage 4
- Tirreno-Adriatico, winning stage 6
- Tour de Romandie
- 2nd place Critérium du Dauphiné
- 2012: Critérium International, winning stage 2 and the points classification
- 3rd place Critérium du Dauphiné, winning stage 1 and the points classification
- 3rd place Giro d'Italia
- 3rd place Tour of Oman
- Giro del Trentino, winning stage 1 and 3
- 2nd place Tour Down Under
- 8th place Giro d'Italia, wearing pink after stage 8-11
1997: Diamondback International
1998 - 2001: Volvo-Cannondale
1999-2001: Saeco (hired as stagiare in September 1999)
2002: Mapei-Quick Step
Cadel Evans racing in the Dolomites to Corvara in Badia in the 2002 Giro stage 16. Photo ©Sirotti
And here's what he got to show for that ride, the Maglia Rosa. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans racing in pink in stage 17 to Folgaria. Evans cracked badly on the final climb and lost huge amounts of time and the overall lead. Photo ©Sirotti
2002 Giro stage 19: Back in his Mapei kit after a day in pink, Evans time trials to Cambiago. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans climbs in the 2004 Coppa Agostoni, a late-season Italian race. Photo ©Sirotti
2004 Giro di Lombardia: Evans (pink and white Telekom kit) crests the Ghisallo. Photo ©Sirotti
From the finish of stage 18 of the 2005 Tour de France. Evans is on the left, Lance Armstrong is in yellow and Jan Ullrich is behind Evans. Photo ©Sirotti
2006: In Belgium, racing for a new team. Here Evans races La Fleche Wallonne. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel Evans won the 2006 Tour de Romandie. Photo ©Sirotti
2006 Tour de France stage 17. Evans climbs to Morzine. He finished fourth in the 2006 Tour. Photo ©Sirotti
2007: Evans grunts up a hill at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Photo ©Sirotti
2007, I think the Dauphiné. Evans climbs Mt. Ventoux. Photo ©Sirotti
2007 Tour de France: Evans is ready to start the London prologue time trial. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in stage eight of the 2007 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans after riding the 2007 TDF stage 13 time trial to Albi. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans climbs to Loudenvielle in stage 15 of the 2007 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
2007 Tour de France final podium. Alberto Contador (center) beat Evans (left) by just 23 seconds. On the right is third place Levi Leipheimer. Photo ©Sirotti
2007 Vuelta a España stage 9: Evans climbs to Cerler. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans sets a punishing pace in stage 19 of the Vuelta a España. Photo ©Sirotti
Paolo Bettini wins the 2007 world road cycling championships. Evans, on the left, was distanced that day. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans at the 2007 Giro dell'Emilia. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans climbs a hill at the 2007 Giro di Lombardia. Photo ©Sirotti
2008 Tour de France final podium. Again second, this tme to Carlos Sastre. On the right, in dots is Bernhard Kohl, who was stripped of his third place and KOM title for doping. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans wins stage three of the 2008 Settimana Internazionale Coppi-Bartali. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans descends in the blue/white leader's jersey of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi-Bartali stage 5. Evans won the event. Photo ©Sirotti
2008 Tour de France, stage 11: Evans is in yellow. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans racing to Prato Nevoso in stage 15 of the 2008 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
No longer in yellow. Evans climbs to l'Alpe d'Huez. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans at the teams presentation ceremony of the 2009 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans time trialing in the 2009 Tour de France first stage. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans gets ready to start stage two of the 2009 Tour. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans takes the point in stage eight of the 2009 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in the Alps: stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans time trialing in stage 18 of the 2009 Tour de France. Alberto Contador won the stage. Evans was 12th, 74 seconds slower. Photo ©Sirotti
Moving on to Spain. Evans time trials in the first stage of the 2009 Vuelta a España. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans is getting ready to start 2009 Vuelta stage two. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans riding to tenth in stage seven of the 2009 Vuelta. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans wearing the GC leader's golden jersey in stage nine of the 2009 Vuelta. Photo ©Sirotti
Stage 10 of the 2009 Vuelta: Evans is now 7 seconds behind Alejandro Valverde in the GC. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans is ready to start stage 11 of the 2009 Vuelta. Photo ©Sirotti
Paolo Tiralongo and Cadel Evans climbing to Alto Sierra Nevada in stage 13 of the 2009 Vuelta. Photo ©Sirotti
2009 Vuelta, Stage 14: Evans clearly isn't enjoying another rainy day in the Spanish mountains. Photo ©Sirotti
2009 Vuelta: Evans and most of the field was content to finish almost a half hour behind stage 15 winner Lars Boom. Photo ©Sirotti
Stage 20 of the 2009 Vuelta. At Toledo Evans rode an excellent time trial, just nine seconds slower than winner David Millar, bringing Evans up to third in the final GC. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans is close to finishing and winning the 2009 world road championship. No one is close. Photo ©Sirotti
A quick look back. No one in sight. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel Evans wins the 2009 World Road Cycling Championships. Photo ©Sirotti
And he gets the rainbow jersey, gold medal and flowers. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel Evans in his world champion's kit at the 2010 Tour Down Under. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in stage three of the 2010 Tirreno Adriatico. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in the dotted climber's jersey during stage 6 of the 2011 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in yellow followed by Andy Schleck in the 21st stage of the 2011 Tour de France. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel Evans has won the 2011 Tour de France. Here he's framed by third-place Frank Schleck on the left and second-place Andy Schleck on the right. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel Evans get a drink during the 2012 Strade Bianche. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans in the green jersey in stage 2 of the 2102 Dauphiné. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans corners on a wet slippery road in 2013 Giro stage 4. Photo ©Sirotti
2013 Giro stage 8, Saltara 54.8 km time trial. Evans was seventh that day. Photo ©Sirotti
2013 Giro stage 11 had two second-category climbs. Looks like Cadel Evans is putting out a little hurt on one of them. Photo ©Sirotti
Cadel makes them chase in stage 16 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans, a superb bike handler, descends in stage 17 of the 2013 Giro. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans riding the 2013 Giro stage 18 timed hill climb to Polsa. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans fighting the elements on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo climb in stage 20 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia. Photo ©Sirotti
Evans finishes stage 20 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia. Photo ©Sirotti
Part of the teams presentation ceremony of the 2013 Tour de France.
Evans sitting in during 2013 Tour de France stage 7.
Evans riding to Ax 3 Domaines in stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France.
Cadel Evans riding the stage 11 Mont St. Michel time trial in the 2013 Tour de France.
Evans riding the hilly 2013 Tour de France stage 17 time trial
Evans at the 21st and final stage of the 2013 Tour de France.
Evans at the pre-2014 Tour Down Under press meet and greet.
Cadel has just finished 2014 Tour Down Under stage 1.
Cadel Evans finished 2nd overall at the 2014 Tour Down Under, just one second behind winner Simon Gerrans.
Evans racing the dirt roads of the 2014 Strade Bianche.
Evans finishes the 2014 Strade Bianche.
Cadel Evans riding stage 3 of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico.
Evans at the pre-2014 Giro press conference.
Team presentation ceremony at the start of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
Looks like Cadel is finishing stage 3 of the 2014 Giro.
Evans has just finished stage 6 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
Evans climb Monte Zoncolan in stage 20 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
Grrr! Evans leads the field in stage three of the 2014 Tour of Switzerland.
Evans grunts up a steep one in stage 8 of the 2014 Tour of Switzerland.
Evans at the pre-2014 Vuelta press conference.
Cadel Evans riding in 2014 Vuelta stage 6.
Evans climbs in stage 11 of the 2014 Vuelta.