Cadel Evans, Tour de France 2011, stage 20

Cadel Evans will start his Tour defence at 17:17hrs (local time) on Saturday June 30 as last man off in the 6.4km prologue around the streets of Liege.

The Australian is one of the favourites for this year's Tour de France along with Britain's Bradley Wiggins who goes eleventh from last, and Italy's Vincenzo Nibali who goes sixth from last.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.