Cadel Evans to retire after 2015 Tour Down Under

Australian Cadel Evans will call time on his illustrious cycling career after his 'home' tour in February 2015

Cadel Evans after stage eight of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

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Australian Cadel Evans, winner of the 2011 Tour de France, will retire on February 1. According to Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 37-year-old will ride the Tour Down Under from January 17 to 25 and the Great Ocean Road Race that carries his name on February 1, and then quit cycling.

The Italian newspaper reported today that Evans will officially end his 14-year professional cycling career with the Tour Down Under and then continue to the 1.1-ranked Great Ocean Road Race near his home in Melbourne, Victoria. Afterwards, he will take on an ambassador role with his team BMC Racing.

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