World Cup

A sambenito that gained strength of failures in the last step, of disappointments that Evans has fought stubbornly. A life very hard was born with a broken nose and at age 8 a horse shot him a coz that was leaving him invalid point. The doctors thought he would never walk, but he recovered. Raised in an Aboriginal community, his father and uncle built him with pieces of old cars his first bicycle, which gave the first pedalling in the abrupt Katherine. Hence it became the mountain bike, which managed two glasses of the world (1997 and 1998) until he decided to break with his past.

He settled in Belgium lightweight luggage. Just brought his 1966 Mustang. His cycling tour has been a way of overcoming. In his first Giro, in 2002, he lost the pink jersey three days before the end. In 2005 he played his first Tour, finished eighth and said that someday would win it.

Few believed him, but his father was convinced. Their beginnings were difficult. In the team Mapei faced ambitious leaders who hindered the collective work. At that time, while many of his classmates were put in the hands of the doctor Michele Ferrari, Evans opted for Aldo Sassi, that became his mentor, at the helm of his career until he died last December at age 51, victim of a brain tumor. There is a day that do not run thinking about him, then said the Australian. After the stormy passage by Mapei, it landed at T-Mobile, where broke his collarbone twice in 2004, which favored his departure to the Lotto. The Belgian training cost him adapt to the presence of a leader with ambitions in the Tour de France, a problem that the cyclist fed are his constant failures. He was second in the Dauphine of 2007 and 2008, of the Flecha-Valona in 2007, but, above all, to seconds to win the Tour de France in 2007 and 2008, and came third return to Spain in 2009. At the end of that year the change occurred when Evans managed maillot arco iris in Mendrisio, close to where European domiciled. He discovered the taste of a great victory and his fate seemed to change course. The eternal second son won the Flecha-Valona of 2009, then the World Cup and, after a year 2010 marked by injuries, Vuelta a Romandia and Tirreno-Adriatico in 2011. An almost perfect Tour in its almost perfect Tour of France has just attacked, true to his reputation for calculator. But he has not hesitated in taking responsibility in the escapades of the brothers Schleck or Contador, or accelerate to win a stage at the top of the wall of Britain. A perfect Tour, says Bernard Hinault. It is the fruit of his obstinacy that morning will take you to become the second oldest cyclist who won his first Tour. With 34 years and a half, he has only one more month which had in 1923 Henri Pelissier when he managed to get on the podium of a Tour who met 20 years. Source of the news: Cadel Evans, the renovated calculator come from another world