Cadel Evans: I see something of myself in Peter Sagan

Cadel Evans got the weight of unfulfilled expectations off his shoulders with a World Championships win in 2009 - similar to that of Peter Sagan in 2015

Cadel Evans and Peter Sagan (Sunada)

Tour de France 2011 winner Cadel Evans sees himself in new world champion Peter Sagan: someone undervalued but wins big.

Evans retired on February 1; he too won the Worlds in 2009. The title was a turning point in his career, afterwards joining BMC, winning La Flèche Wallonne and, of course, becoming the first Australian to stand on top of the Tour's podium.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.