Tour de France champion Cadel Evans will be welcomed home to Australia next week with a parade through the capital of his home state of Victoria.

Evans, the first Australian - and only third non-European - to win the Tour will make a brief trip home ahead of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge starting on August 22 in Colorado.

The Victoria State government said that Evans would be “honoured with a public celebration of his achievement at Federation Square” in downtown Melbourne on August 12.

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