Matt Barbet

Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

It's exactly a decade since Cadel Evans became the first Australian to become World Champion on the roads around Mendrisio near the Swiss-Italian border. Prior to that, he'd had success racing - both on road and mountain bikes - but hadn't quite reached the highs he was obviously capable of. Soon after though, he also became the first Aussie to win the Tour de France, consigning to history the two times he'd been runner up. Since retiring, Cadel has made his home in Switzerland, and lives just a few kilometres away from where he pulled on the famous rainbow jersey. He took me for a ride around the route of his triumph, before we climbed over the border for lunch next to Lake Como. Look for @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava for more information, images and the rides.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration: 40 min

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