Cadel Evans: Highs and lows of a 20-year career

We take a look back at the events that have shaped Cadel Evans' career, as the Australian announces his retirement

Cadel Evans wins the 2011 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Australian Cadel Evans has announced his retirement from professional cycling, stating that his last race will be the Great Ocean Race in Melbourne Australia on February 1 2015.

The 37-year-old will close a career that has seen him become the only cyclist to ever win the mountain bike World Cup, Tour de France and road race world title. With increasing specialisation in the sport, perhaps he will remain the only person to ever achieve this feat.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.