Cadel Evans AM (cycling) cemented his place as one of the all-time greats of Australian road cycling following his historic Tour de France win in 2011. In 2001, Evans made the switch to professional road racing after starting out as a mountain biker, with early successes including winning gold in the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games time trial and silver in the road race, and overall wins in the 2001 and 2004 editions of the Tour of Austria, he was bound for glory on the bike. After winning the 2009 UCI Road World Championship and recording four top-10 Tour de France finishes during the 2000s, Evans broke through for his historical triumph in 2011, making him the most successful Australian rider the great race has seen.
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