Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crikey Cadel!



Cadel Evans nailed the door shut on his duel with Andy Schleck to take an amazing one minute and 34 second advantage and the yellow jersey.

He produced a sensational time trial around Grenoble finishing second, seven seconds behind Tony Martin.


Golden moment.
(sirotti)


Evans stands to take the biggest win of his career and thrown Australia into happy pandemonium. So important his win, Prime minister Julia Gillard will grant a national holiday.

The victory makes the 34-year old the oldest winner of the Tour. And, it goes to show that it's better late than never to win. It was 88 years since Henri Pelissier won the Tour in 1923. He was also 34 years old.

It was so good to see him up on the podium, red-eyed with tears then hurling the bouquet into the crowd.

The two-time runner up is as good as gold to win this most exciting Tour. Tomorrow's ceremonial finish awaits for the sprinters along the Champs-Elysees. I'll be excited to see him sip champagne to Paris and I will be ...yelling for Cadel!


Sensational!
(AP)


Phil Anderson was the first Aussie to
wear the yellow jersey in 1981!

6 comments:

Groover said...

Still drying my tears...

Trevor said...

This will be a well deserved win after a fantastic and consistent performance throughout this tour......

-Trevor

Richard said...

Hi Sandra,

I have a huge smile on so happy for him!;)

Richard said...

Hi Trevor,

what an amazing race for him mr consistent never cracked under pressure by far the strongest rider!:)

empidog said...

Cracking.. Thats put pay to all the doubters....

Richard said...

Hi Steve,

He's the real thing... cast away those doubters!

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