“I had to put it on the line, but it was my Tour to win and mine to lose.” - Tour de France Winner Cadel Evans AM
Coming to Bendigo on Wednesday 8 November, Deakin University, City of Greater Bendigo & Be.Bendigo are be delighted to bring Tour de France Winner, Cadel Evans AM to the finish line of an astronomical month to support cycling in Bendigo.
There is no doubt Cadel Evans stands alone on the Australian cycling podium. Following a magnificent mountain bike career, his time on the road has seen a tremendous series of achievements that have broken new ground for Australian cyclists.
As Bendigo continues to grow as a Cycling City, with the regions roads, streets and bike paths full from morning to dusk, the cycling fraternity in Bendigo has seen the birth of community groups, social and professional clubs and elite sports stars in the likes of Peta Mullens, Tasman & Russell Nankervis, Chris Hamilton and Jack Haig to name only a few.
Now retired and in Bendigo for the first time, and in the lead up to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Cadel will be on stage at Ulumbarra Theatre to talk about lessons in mindset, conditioning and preparation to be a leader & elite athlete.
The event will also include a local panel with two internationally accomplished riders who have made a business out of the sport they love most. On the panel is current Women’s road and mountain bike champion, Peta Mullens – who is about to launch into preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Joining Peta is 21 years old cycling neo-pro Chris Hamilton, hot off his inaugural professional season racing across Europe – most recently in Italy. Chris has shot through the ranks after switching from mountain bike to road and having a successful year in 2016.
A pinnacle event for Bendigo cycling enthusiasts, riders young and old, the event is also aimed at anyone that is currently in or about to undertake a leadership role. As an elite athlete the individual journey to harness the motivation, mind set and determination to achieve success is a battle both Cadel and panellists will detail in their own words.
After stepping off the winner’s podium in 2011 as the first Australian to win the Tour de France, Evans admitted it was the great Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain who had inspired him.
“As a young child we aspire to a lot of things in life and watching the Tour de France in 1991 and seeing Indurain tear everyone to pieces planted a small seed in my head that continued to grow”, said Evans.
“I had to put it on the line, but it was my Tour to win and mine to lose”.
An event that will be sure to capture the winning mindset of an Internationally renowned and accomplished sporting hero (Evans), with a focus on a champion in the midst of her career (Mullens), while also stepping into the spotlight of a professional in the making (Hamilton), this event as a first for Bendigo is set to be an opportunity to step atop the winners podium and hear about what it takes to be challenged and come out cheering on the other side.
Joining Cadel on stage is celebrity MC, Herald Sun Sports Journalist and Sky News, Fox Sports commentator Sam Edmund.
Cadel Evans: Keeping the Pedals Moving – 6:45pm Wednesday 8 November showing at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo.
Tickets are currently on sale via The Capital Venues & Events and offer both a Student & General Admission price.
For more information, contact The Capital Box Office on (03) 5434 6100 or Be.Bendigo on (03) 5442 7816.