Cadel might be the household name you will find among Australian cycling enthusiasts but he is a shy soul, though he is a world title holder.
Not only did he win the Tour de France as the sole participant from Australia, he has scaled other heights as well. For instance, the solo attempt that he made in climbing Novazzano in Switzerland was definitely a novel feat achieved by him, a first among his fellow countrymen in a different continent. All the success that he has achieved has not robbed him of his shyness however. He still feels shy when he reaches the finishing line and finds it difficult to give acceptance speeches on the podiums.