When Cadel Evans won the Tour de France in 2011, he not only became a star to sports fans all over the world, but a hero to thousands of Australian children who watched him make his victorious ride through the Champs-Elysees. Children all over Australia had a new sportsperson to inspire them to achieve.
Finally here is the inspirational biography of the cycling star, written for children aged 10-15 years.
Cadel was born with an incredible gift: the capacity and power that from youth set him apart from the rest. But nothing comes from talent alone, as most great sports people will admit, there must also be hard work, determination and passion. Even in the face of difficulty. Cadel Evans mastered mountain biking in his teens and subsequently became a world champion. Now in his 30s he is the winner of the toughest race in the world, the Tour de France.
In Giving His Best we learn how Cadel Evans' passion, ambition and hard work led to his success. Written in a clear and simple, easy-to-read format accessible to children and adults alike, it's for anyone who wants to read about Cadel's achievements - and how hard work eventually won him the most famous race in the world.
Hilary Badger has written many bestselling books for children. She is the author of the Space Scout series and has also written for the popular Zac Power series.