- Category : 1977-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (18,38,54,60)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 1
Australian road and cross-country racing cyclist who won the 2011 Tour de France. Early in his career, 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. Cadel Evans is a four time Olympian.
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 (2007) and the UCI Road World Championships in 2009. Finally, he won the Tour de France in 2011, riding for BMC Racing Team, after two Tours riddled with bad luck. At age 34, he was among the five oldest winners in the race's history. He is also one of only two non-Europeans to have won the Tour, the other being Greg LeMond.
Evans was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia on 10 June 2013. He retired on 1 February 2015, after completing a race named in his honour.
In 2005, Evans married Chiara Passerini, an Italian pianist and music teacher he met at the end of 2002. In January 2012, the couple adopted their son Robel, from Ethiopia, at the age of six months. Evans and Passerini separated in 2015.