First Ever Australian to Claim Victory of the Tour de France - Cadel Evans

Date of Record: 24/07/2011

Cadel Lee Evans Australian professional racing cyclist was born on 14 February 1977. Evans was a champion mountain biker winning the World Cup in 1998 and 1999 and placing seventh in the men's cross-country mountain bike race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Evans turned to full-time road cycling in 2001, and gradually progressed through the ranks. He finished second in the 2007 and 2008 Tours de France. He became the first Australian to win the UCI ProTour in 2007 and the UCI Road World Championships in 2009.

It was a magic moment for all Australian's when Cadel won the Tour de France in 2011, riding for BMC Racing Team. At age 34, he was among the five oldest winners in the race's history and the first ever Australian to claim victory.