Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) is an exceptional professional cyclist who has earned a lot of respect from the cycling community of Australia. He is the only cyclist from Australia who has won the Tour de France in the year 2011. He has also won the World Road Championships in the year 2009. Since last week there have been speculations that he is going to retire after this year’s cycling season.
Evans is surely going to be a very important member of Team Australia for the Road World Championships that is going to take place this month in Spain. He is also going to be a part of the Tour of Lombardy which marks the end of the international cycling season traditionally.
Apart from these facts, nothing much is know about what Evans’s decision is going to be except his inner circle. Before the Road World Championships (21st of September, 2014), Cadel Evans is going to reveal the decision about his future.
Gerry Ryan (Cycling Australia’s outgoing president) said that even if Evans retires from cycling, he will remain involved with the sport for sure.
Evans will probably even be a part of Tour Down Under in January next year that is going to take place in Adelaide. Most likely Cadel Evans’s swansong would be Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road’s inaugural event that will be held on the 1st of February, 2015.
Malcolm Speed (Cycling Australia’s new president) is of the opinion that Cadel Evans’s absence is going to have a major impact on the world of cycling. The challenge that Cycling Australia is now going to face is to find a worthy cyclist to replace Evans.
However, the outgoing president- Gerry Ryan thinks that Australian cycling consists of numerous world-class cyclists. According to Ryan, people should watch out for Simon Gerrans (leader of Orica-GreenEDGE) during the upcoming road championships.