It was the Commonwealth Games (CG) that quietly put Cadel Evans on the road to the Tour de France. Before the year 2002, Cadel Evans was a pulled in mountain biking on the world stage and till this time, he was still not aware of his credentials as a road rider. In the year 1998 and 1999, he has won mountain bike world cups and he finished seventh in the mountain bike race of men at the Sydney Olympics.
Then, in the year 2001, he switched to the road and as a road cyclist, Manchester was his first major Games and he couldn’t have been more remarkable, he won gold in the time trial and silver medal in the road race. Speaking about this in a recent interview, Evans said, “I was practically a neo-pro on the road in the year 2002. So, to perform their helped me to make things better for the future”.
The 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was won by German Nikias Arndt.
This is the first victory for Team Sunweb and they are happy to have won this race in Australia. Arndt was in fine form and had to fend off the challenge of the 23-man group to win the race.
The favorite man tipped to win the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia, Simon Gerrans, had to finish in the 2nd spot. The third person to complete the podium was Cameron Meyer. The British man Luke Rowe of Team Sky had to put in all the hard work to complete the race in the 5th position. This is the 2nd time that the Welshman had to finish in the 5th position. He had finished 4th in the 2015 race. (more…)
The new Hammer Series was announced this week and it ushers in the beginning of a new form of stage racing. \
Where everything goes according to plan, the sport will be benefitting financially, while fans would be helped to become increasingly engaged.
The series which would begin in early June with an event in Limburg will see professional teams compete against each other over three days. Also, for the general public, a number of related activities has been slated out.
The announcement made on Wednesday didn’t make any mention of racing for women and Graham Bartlett, the CEO of the team organization Velon was asked if any plans had been made to incorporate women’s racing.
“We’ve already done some down in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. We ran some data and technology with onboard cameras and with data from the women’s race in Australia. (more…)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, created by Cadel Evans, will in 2017 be the first one-day WorldTour race to be done on Australian soil.
It would be a part of Tour Down Under which is in the top tier calendar of the cycling sport. The race which is in its third year, has quite surprisingly sprung to the highest point anyone can get to see in UCI. It started at a status of UCI 1.1 in 2015 but in 2016 it had been elevated to 1.HC. After it was noticed for what it offers.
The race which was created by Cadel Evans has taken a lot of accolades. Cadel Evans, who had won a lot of race including Tour de France (2011) and World Championship (2011), created the first edition of this race at the end of his great career. (more…)
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a popular racing event started by Australian legend and Tour De France winner Cadel Evans.
There is happy news for Evans and his fans now as the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has decided to add this race in the UCI WorldTour racing calendar for the next three seasons from 2017 to 2019.
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is just in this third year and within such a short span of time it has gained huge popularity among the racing fans and bikers. This made the UCI take notice of the race and makes a quick decision to include this race in their world calendar for next year. The one day classic 174 km race will now be sitting along with the lines of other popular races like Spring Classics of Europe and Tour De France.
Cadel Evans is very much excited after hearing this news. He said that getting a spot in the race in the UCI WorldTour calendar was a dream comes true for him. He said that his vision has now become a reality and his country Australia too is on the world map of cycling. It will be having its own one day modern racing classic for the next three years. (more…)
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. (more…)