Cadel Evans is the first Australian to win the world’s toughest cycling race “ the tour de france”.
Australian Cadel Evans wins Tour de France
At 34 he’s also the oldest winner of the Tour in nearly 90 years and he had a word or two in his wining commentary for all his skeptics, who had doubted him.
His achievements on the cycling race at Tour de France is now set to ensure his status as a barrier-breaking legend of Australian sport. "A few people always believed in me, I believed in me and here we are today," he said after crossing the finish line.
Tour de France – Cycling race
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race covers more than 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) and lasts three weeks. As the best known and most prestigious of cycling’s three "Grand Tours", the Tour de France attracts riders and teams from around the world. The race is broken into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are aggregated to determine the overall winner at the end of the race
According to the website http://www.cadelevans.com.au/ Cadel was born on the 14th February 1977 at the Katherine Hospital, Katherine, in the Northern Territory (Australia) and is currently Living between Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia half the year and Stabio, Switzerland the other half. You can also check out his diary on the website
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has congratulated Cadel Evans on his expected Tour de France win