Cadel Evans Cadel Evans: Close To Flying

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Cadel Evans: Close To Flying

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The professional racing cyclist talks candidly and philosophically about his sport and how he survived the demoralizing exploits of artificially enhanced rivals to become one of the world's best cyclists The personal story of a champion in the making, this is a behind the scenes look at the extraordinary dedication and hard work it takes to reach the highest level of elite sport. Few noticed Cadel Evans in his first Tour de France when in the last week he was photographed on the final climb of the stage alongside the leaders Lance Armstrong and Ivan Basso—but he was determined to succeed, and that year he finished eighth. By 2006 he was fifth overall and in 2007 he lost to Alberto Contador by a mere 23 seconds. Who is this dedicated sportsman, and what has been his formula for success? Cadel gives us a glimpse of the physical and psychological tests that are required to be the best, as well as an illuminating and fascinating look at the Tour de France—the teams, the climbs, the politics, and the opponents that make it the most renowned cycling race in the world.

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Cadel Evans may be Australia's greatest cyclist but he is no typical sporting hero. Shy and quietly spoken, he just enjoys what he does. A master of one of the most solitary sports, mountain biking, Cadel has also risen to the pinnacle of road cycling, contesting the most sophisticated cycling team sport in the world, finishing second by less than a minute in the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Tour de France and becoming the World Champion in 2009. With his recent success at the Giro dItalia, he is again poised to be amongst the leaders in the coveted Tour de France in 2010. Cadel lives half his year in Australia and the other half in Switzerland competing.

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