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Gallery: Cadel Evans retrospective

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Cadel Evans (BMC) toasts Tour de France victory on the road to Paris.

Cadel Evans (BMC) toasts Tour de France victory on the road to Paris.
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Cadel Evans and BMC GM Jim Ochowicz confirmed the Australian's retirement in 2015

Cadel Evans and BMC GM Jim Ochowicz confirmed the Australian's retirement in 2015
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Cadel Evans (BMC) after winning stage 4 of the Tour

Cadel Evans (BMC) after winning stage 4 of the Tour
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Cadel Evans wore the number one dossard on several grand tours. This time its the 2010 Giro while in the pink jersey

Cadel Evans wore the number one dossard on several grand tours. This time its the 2010 Giro while in the pink jersey
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Cadel Evans (BMC) collects his one pink jersey from the 2010 Giro

Cadel Evans (BMC) collects his one pink jersey from the 2010 Giro
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Cadel Evans on the top step of the 2010 La Flèche Wallonne podium

Cadel Evans on the top step of the 2010 La Flèche Wallonne podium
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Cadel Evans (BMC) with his typical subdued victory celebration having won the 2010 La Flèche Wallonne

Cadel Evans (BMC) with his typical subdued victory celebration having won the 2010 La Flèche Wallonne
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Cadel Evans (BMC) enjoys a visit to the 2010 Tour Down Under podium

Cadel Evans (BMC) enjoys a visit to the 2010 Tour Down Under podium
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Cadel Evans (BMC) signs on at the Tour Down Under in his new team kit

Cadel Evans (BMC) signs on at the Tour Down Under in his new team kit
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Cadel Evans attacks in the rainbow jersey at the 2009 Giro di Lombardia

Cadel Evans attacks in the rainbow jersey at the 2009 Giro di Lombardia
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Cadel Evans shows off his rainbow jersey at the 2009 Giro di Lombardia

Cadel Evans shows off his rainbow jersey at the 2009 Giro di Lombardia
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The top three riders toast each at the 2009 podium. Evans was third overall

The top three riders toast each at the 2009 podium. Evans was third overall
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Monte Zoncolan proving to be just a tough as ever as Cadel Evans closes in on the finishline

Monte Zoncolan proving to be just a tough as ever as Cadel Evans closes in on the finishline
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Cadel Evans climbing during the 2010 stage 16 time trial to Plan De Corones at the Giro

Cadel Evans climbing during the 2010 stage 16 time trial to Plan De Corones at the Giro
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Cadel Evans collected the 2010 Premio Azzurri d'Italia

Cadel Evans collected the 2010 Premio Azzurri d'Italia
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Alberto Contador thought he'd won the stage and celebrated his ghost win

Alberto Contador thought he'd won the stage and celebrated his ghost win
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Cadel Evans (BMC) throws his bike to win stage 4 of the 2011 Tour

Cadel Evans (BMC) throws his bike to win stage 4 of the 2011 Tour
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George Hincapie, Andy Rhis and Cadel Evans pose for photos on stage 1 of the 2011 Tour

George Hincapie, Andy Rhis and Cadel Evans pose for photos on stage 1 of the 2011 Tour
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Cadel Evans won a second career Tour de Romandie title in 2011

Cadel Evans won a second career Tour de Romandie title in 2011
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The Australian team during its home Worlds in Geelong, 2010

The Australian team during its home Worlds in Geelong, 2010
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A crash in 2010 left Cadel Evans nursing a broken elbow but out of respect to the yellow jersey, he battled on

A crash in 2010 left Cadel Evans nursing a broken elbow but out of respect to the yellow jersey, he battled on
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Thumbs up from Cadel Evans who held the yellow jersey on the first rest day of the 2010 Tour

Thumbs up from Cadel Evans who held the yellow jersey on the first rest day of the 2010 Tour
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Cadel Evans (BMC) collects the yellow jersey in 2010

Cadel Evans (BMC) collects the yellow jersey in 2010
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Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck battle on stage 8 of the 2010 Tour de France. Evans would be in yellow at the end of the day

Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck battle on stage 8 of the 2010 Tour de France. Evans would be in yellow at the end of the day
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2010 was a good for Australia at the Giro as Matt Lloyd won the climbers classification, Evans the points jersey and Richie Porte the best young riders jersey

2010 was a good for Australia at the Giro as Matt Lloyd won the climbers classification, Evans the points jersey and Richie Porte the best young riders jersey
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Cadel Evans also wore the combination classification jersey at the 2009 Vuelta

Cadel Evans also wore the combination classification jersey at the 2009 Vuelta
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Cadel Evans completed his grand tour leader's jersey collection in 2009 at the Vuelta

Cadel Evans completed his grand tour leader's jersey collection in 2009 at the Vuelta
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Cadel Evans in the Vuelta's leader's jersey in 2009

Cadel Evans in the Vuelta's leader's jersey in 2009
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Cadel Evans flying the Australian flag having finished second at the 2007 Tour de France

Cadel Evans flying the Australian flag having finished second at the 2007 Tour de France
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The Tour de France podium featured an Australian for the first time in its history when Cadel Evans was second overall in 2007

The Tour de France podium featured an Australian for the first time in its history when Cadel Evans was second overall in 2007
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Cadel Evans on the top step of the 2006 Tour de Romandie podium

Cadel Evans on the top step of the 2006 Tour de Romandie podium
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Cadel Evans celebrates a 2005 stage win at the Tour of Germany

Cadel Evans celebrates a 2005 stage win at the Tour of Germany
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Cadel Evans loses the sprint for fourth place to Paolo Bettini in 2005

Cadel Evans loses the sprint for fourth place to Paolo Bettini in 2005
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Cadel Evans with his Australian teammates at the 2004 Worlds held in Verona

Cadel Evans with his Australian teammates at the 2004 Worlds held in Verona
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Cadel Evans (T-Mobile) at the 2004 Vuelta a Espana

Cadel Evans (T-Mobile) at the 2004 Vuelta a Espana
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Cadel Evans in 2004 at the T-Mobile team launch

Cadel Evans in 2004 at the T-Mobile team launch
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Cadel Evans goes on the attack at the 2002 Paris-Nice

Cadel Evans goes on the attack at the 2002 Paris-Nice
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Cadel Evans during his Mapei days in 2002

Cadel Evans during his Mapei days in 2002
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Cadel Evans in the Vuelta's combination classification jersey in 2007

Cadel Evans in the Vuelta's combination classification jersey in 2007
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Cadel Evans at the 2007 Giro di Lombardia in the UCI ProTour leader's jersey

Cadel Evans at the 2007 Giro di Lombardia in the UCI ProTour leader's jersey
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Cadel Evans (BMC) won a muddy and epic stage of the 2010 Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans (BMC) won a muddy and epic stage of the 2010 Giro d'Italia
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Cadel Evans represented Australia in the time trial at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games

Cadel Evans represented Australia in the time trial at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games
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Cadel Evans congratulates Carlos Sastre on his 2008 victory

Cadel Evans congratulates Carlos Sastre on his 2008 victory
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Cadel Evans with a kangaroo waves to the crowd after the 2008 Tour

Cadel Evans with a kangaroo waves to the crowd after the 2008 Tour
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The 2008 podium again saw Cadel Evans finish second overall

The 2008 podium again saw Cadel Evans finish second overall
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Cadel Evans battles to keep the yellow jersey in 2008 but it would be Fränk Schleck making a visit to the podium

Cadel Evans battles to keep the yellow jersey in 2008 but it would be Fränk Schleck making a visit to the podium
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Wearing the number one dossard, Cadel Evans poses for the cameras in the yellow jersey

Wearing the number one dossard, Cadel Evans poses for the cameras in the yellow jersey
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Cadel Evans held the yellow jersey on the first rest day of the 2008 Tour so enjoys a moment to read the dailys

Cadel Evans held the yellow jersey on the first rest day of the 2008 Tour so enjoys a moment to read the dailys
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Cadel Evans enjoys his first day in the Tour's yellow jersey in 2008

Cadel Evans enjoys his first day in the Tour's yellow jersey in 2008
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ProCycling's editor Pete Cossins awards the reader's prize to Cadel Evans in 2007

ProCycling's editor Pete Cossins awards the reader's prize to Cadel Evans in 2007
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Cadel Evans was a successful MTB rider before switching to the road

Cadel Evans was a successful MTB rider before switching to the road
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Cadel Evans (BMC) adds a polka dot jersey to his collection

Cadel Evans (BMC) adds a polka dot jersey to his collection
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Cadel Evans (BMC) attacks on the Corkscrew to win the stage and move into the Tour Down Under led in 2014

Cadel Evans (BMC) attacks on the Corkscrew to win the stage and move into the Tour Down Under led in 2014
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Cadel Evans (BMC) with his son Robel in 2012 on the Champs-Élysée

Cadel Evans (BMC) with his son Robel in 2012 on the Champs-Élysée
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Cadel Evans (BMC) at the 2013 Giro in red just behind the overall winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Cadel Evans (BMC) at the 2013 Giro in red just behind the overall winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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A frozen Cadel Evans (BMC) after the Giro's stage 20 finish at Tre Cime Di Lavaredo in 2013

A frozen Cadel Evans (BMC) after the Giro's stage 20 finish at Tre Cime Di Lavaredo in 2013
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By finishing third at the 2013 Giro, Cadel Evans (BMC) ensured top-three finishes at all three grand tours

By finishing third at the 2013 Giro, Cadel Evans (BMC) ensured top-three finishes at all three grand tours
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Tajey van Garderen, Cadel Evans and Philippe Gilbert at the pre-Tour press conference in 2013

Tajey van Garderen, Cadel Evans and Philippe Gilbert at the pre-Tour press conference in 2013
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Cadel Evans (BMC) signs on for stage 19 of the 2013 Tour de France

Cadel Evans (BMC) signs on for stage 19 of the 2013 Tour de France
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The time trial to Barolo on stage 13 would prove to be Cadel Evans' last ever day in the maglia rosa

The time trial to Barolo on stage 13 would prove to be Cadel Evans' last ever day in the maglia rosa
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Cadel Evans (BMC) in the overall leader's jersey at the 2014 Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans (BMC) in the overall leader's jersey at the 2014 Tour Down Under
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Cadel Evans (BMC) signing copies of his book at the 2014 Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans (BMC) signing copies of his book at the 2014 Tour Down Under
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Cadel Evans (BMC) gets the stage win at the Giro del Trentino in the leader's jersey

Cadel Evans (BMC) gets the stage win at the Giro del Trentino in the leader's jersey
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Cadel Evans (BMC) claims the overall win at the Giro delTrentino

Cadel Evans (BMC) claims the overall win at the Giro delTrentino
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Cadel Evans (BMC) sprays the champagne as the Giro's race leader in 2014

Cadel Evans (BMC) sprays the champagne as the Giro's race leader in 2014
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Cadel Evans (BMC) checks his rivals during the 2014 Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans (BMC) checks his rivals during the 2014 Giro d'Italia
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Cadel Evans with Chief Communications Officer Georges Lüchinger

Cadel Evans with Chief Communications Officer Georges Lüchinger
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Cadel Evans climbs during the 19th stage of the 2007 Vuelta

Cadel Evans climbs during the 19th stage of the 2007 Vuelta
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Cadel Evans (BMC) crosses the line and everyone looks back to check the time gaps

Cadel Evans (BMC) crosses the line and everyone looks back to check the time gaps
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Cadel Evans (BMC) had the number one dossard for the 2012 Tour

Cadel Evans (BMC) had the number one dossard for the 2012 Tour
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The 2012 Criterium du Dauphine podium with Cadel Evans in the green points jersey

The 2012 Criterium du Dauphine podium with Cadel Evans in the green points jersey
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Andy Schleck may have won the stage but Cadel Evans won the Tour on stage 18 to Col du Galibier

Andy Schleck may have won the stage but Cadel Evans won the Tour on stage 18 to Col du Galibier
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A punishing ride in the time trial saw Cadel Evans (BMC) move into the yellow jersey and secure his Tour de France victory

A punishing ride in the time trial saw Cadel Evans (BMC) move into the yellow jersey and secure his Tour de France victory
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BMC had a special yellow bike for Cadel Evans for the final day stage around the Champs-Élysées in 2011

BMC had a special yellow bike for Cadel Evans for the final day stage around the Champs-Élysées in 2011
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Cadel Evans (BMC) answers questions from the press on the morning of the final day of the 2011 Tour

Cadel Evans (BMC) answers questions from the press on the morning of the final day of the 2011 Tour
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Cadel Evans in yellow on the Champs-Élysées

Cadel Evans in yellow on the Champs-Élysées
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The Champs-Élysées finally got to witness Cadel Evans in yellow on the final stage

The Champs-Élysées finally got to witness Cadel Evans in yellow on the final stage
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Cadel Evans (BMC) waves to the crowd from the podium

Cadel Evans (BMC) waves to the crowd from the podium
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Cadel Evans celebrates the 2011 Tour de France win his his BMC teamamtes

Cadel Evans celebrates the 2011 Tour de France win his his BMC teamamtes
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A smile from Cadel Evans (BMC) in 2011 as he contemplates winning the Tour

A smile from Cadel Evans (BMC) in 2011 as he contemplates winning the Tour
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Taylor Phinney can't believe the figures on Cadel Evans' SRM

Taylor Phinney can't believe the figures on Cadel Evans' SRM
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Tour de France director Christian Prudomme presented the 2012 Tour route with Cadel Evans triumph on display

Tour de France director Christian Prudomme presented the 2012 Tour route with Cadel Evans triumph on display
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Cadel Evans meets the "Crikey Cadel" crocodile

Cadel Evans meets the "Crikey Cadel" crocodile
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Cadel Evans does a lap of the Champs-Élysées with an Australian flag draped on his shoulders

Cadel Evans does a lap of the Champs-Élysées with an Australian flag draped on his shoulders
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BMC boss Andy Rhis with a yellow Cadel Evans in 2011

BMC boss Andy Rhis with a yellow Cadel Evans in 2011
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Cadel Evans with BMC ride a victory lap of the Champs-Élysées in 2011

Cadel Evans with BMC ride a victory lap of the Champs-Élysées in 2011
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Cadel Evans (BMC) only wore yellow once in 2011 but that was all he needed to do as he won the race overall

Cadel Evans (BMC) only wore yellow once in 2011 but that was all he needed to do as he won the race overall
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Cadel Evans (Australia) celebrates his 2009 World Championships victory

Cadel Evans (Australia) celebrates his 2009 World Championships victory
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Cadel Evans (Australia) attacked on the final climb of the final circuit in Mendrisio and rode away to collect the 2009 rainbow jersey

Cadel Evans (Australia) attacked on the final climb of the final circuit in Mendrisio and rode away to collect the 2009 rainbow jersey
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The 2009 World Championships podium (l-to-r): Alexandr Kolobnev (Russia), Cadel Evans (Australia) and Joaquim Rodríguez (Spain)

The 2009 World Championships podium (l-to-r): Alexandr Kolobnev (Russia), Cadel Evans (Australia) and Joaquim Rodríguez (Spain)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) in the maglia rosa at the 2014 Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans (BMC) in the maglia rosa at the 2014 Giro d'Italia
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Cadel Evans lost the lead in 2009 on the Mont Ventoux

Cadel Evans lost the lead in 2009 on the Mont Ventoux
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Cadel Evans during the 2010 Geelong World Champsionships

Cadel Evans during the 2010 Geelong World Champsionships
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Cadel Evans (BMC), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Chris Froome (Team Sky)

Cadel Evans (BMC), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Chris Froome (Team Sky)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) signs in to Stage 10 at the Giro d'Italia

Cadel Evans (BMC) signs in to Stage 10 at the Giro d'Italia
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The 2014 Men's road race podium, Richie Porte (Team Sky), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Cadel Evans (BMC)

The 2014 Men's road race podium, Richie Porte (Team Sky), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Maglia rosa Cadel Evans (BMC Racing)

Maglia rosa Cadel Evans (BMC Racing)
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Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Michele Scarponi and Cadel Evans at the 2014 Giro d'Italia route presentation.

Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Michele Scarponi and Cadel Evans at the 2014 Giro d'Italia route presentation.
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Cadel Evans & Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine launch the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Cadel Evans & Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine launch the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
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The top three from 2009: Sammy Sanchez, Alejandro Valverde and Cadel Evans

The top three from 2009: Sammy Sanchez, Alejandro Valverde and Cadel Evans
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2011 Tirreno-Adriatico winner Cadel Evans (BMC)

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico winner Cadel Evans (BMC)
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The 2011 podium topped by Bradley Wiggins, with Alexander Vinokourov and Cadel Evans

The 2011 podium topped by Bradley Wiggins, with Alexander Vinokourov and Cadel Evans
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Cadel Evans (BMC) puts everything he has into climbing the Monte Grappa

Cadel Evans (BMC) puts everything he has into climbing the Monte Grappa
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Cadel Evans (BMC) holds aloft his bike

Cadel Evans (BMC) holds aloft his bike
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Cadel Evans (BMC) celebrates on the podium in Paris.

Cadel Evans (BMC) celebrates on the podium in Paris.
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Cadel Evans (Lotto) in a lot of pain

Cadel Evans (Lotto) in a lot of pain
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2009 Worlds: Cadel Evans (Australia) attacks with all his might in the closing kilometres and rides away alone to a world title

2009 Worlds: Cadel Evans (Australia) attacks with all his might in the closing kilometres and rides away alone to a world title
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Cadel Evans (Australia) grins on the podium.

Cadel Evans (Australia) grins on the podium.
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Cadel Evans (Australia) was emotional on the podium

Cadel Evans (Australia) was emotional on the podium
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Cadel Evans (Australia) wins the 2009 World Championship Road Race.

Cadel Evans (Australia) wins the 2009 World Championship Road Race.
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Cadel Evans (Australia) after crossing the finish line.

Cadel Evans (Australia) after crossing the finish line.
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Cadel Evans (Australia) fought hard but couldn't pull out a medal winning ride.

Cadel Evans (Australia) fought hard but couldn't pull out a medal winning ride.
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Cadel Evans (BMC) was near tears as he admitted his Tour hopes were over.

Cadel Evans (BMC) was near tears as he admitted his Tour hopes were over.
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) fought valiantly to defend his yellow jersey, despite a fractured elbow.

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) fought valiantly to defend his yellow jersey, despite a fractured elbow.
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Cadel Evans celebrated his second podium spot in Paris

Cadel Evans celebrated his second podium spot in Paris
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Clad in green, Cadel Evans takes a turn at the front of the BMC train.

Clad in green, Cadel Evans takes a turn at the front of the BMC train.
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Cadel Evans (BMC) lines up in the ochre jersey for the first time.

Cadel Evans (BMC) lines up in the ochre jersey for the first time.
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Following the news that Cadel Evans has confirmed he will bring the curtain down on his professional career at the inaugural Great Ocean Race on February 1 next year, Cyclingnews has gone through the archives to present a gallery of races which have shaped the Australian's career.

Evans, the only Australia to have won the Tour de France (2011) and the World Championships (2009), will race in BMC colours at the Australian championships and the Tour Down Under next January, before stepping into a new role as a global ambassador for the bicycle company following the Great Ocean Race.

Click here to take a look back at Evans' career