The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to leave it all on the road, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends, and his enduring love of cycling. A riveting and forensic account of his life on the bike - from his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France.
One of only four cyclists in the world to have finished on the podium of all three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana) as well as winning the UCI Road World Championship, Cadel's autobiography is a tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting talent. This book will put you on the bike alongside Cadel as he recounts the races and the moments that mattered - as he places in the top ten in six Tours de France and becomes Australia's first, and only, Tour de France champion and first, and only Road World Champion; as he claims the points jersey at the Giro d'Italia; as he wins some of the world's greatest races - the Tour of Austria (twice); the Tour de Romandie (twice), the Settimana Coppi e Bartali; Tirreno-Adriatico; Flèche Wallone, the Criterium International; and the Giro del Trentino.
This is an autobiography of a cycling legend that will become a much-loved classic.
About the Author
The name of Cadel Evans is one that will forever be celebrated in Australian sport, just as Dawn Fraser, Sir Donald Bradman, Cathy Freeman and Rod Laver are. Cadel Evans is a former Australian professional racing cyclist who won the 2011 Tour de France. He is a four time Olympian and the first Australian to win the UCI ProTour and the UCI Road World Championships. Cadel's achievements in road racing broke new ground for generations of Australian cyclists.
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This is a fascinating and candid story of outstanding dedication by a true icon of Australian sportsmanship
in a sport that Australia has always done well in but is not a main stream professional sport in our country.
A wonderful book about a determined and extremely talented young man. Cadel Evans is a Cycling hero.
Cadels strength of character shines throughout this book.
A true Aussie Legend
I have waited so excitedly for this book to arrive and have enjoyed it immensely! So many insights from the authors perspective puts the history of various cycling events into a greater reality! It gives the reader a broader understanding of not only the hard work that Cadel put in to achieve his goals but the pain and anguish he has endured due to poor sportsmanship and the internal politics of various teams he has been involved with!
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 17th October 2016
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4 x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.81