Cadel is in the Maillot Jaune for the run in to Paris – the one that counts!
“Cadel Evans has had numerous set backs over the years but he is the finest cyclist in the world. He was born with a broken nose, three weeks past his due date but at 34 years of age, he is going to become the first Australian to win the Tour de France. At the age of eight he was kicked in the head by a horse, fracturing his skull and putting him in a coma for weeks. Doctors didn’t expect him to walk again after that accident but he has done a lot more than that. In Grenoble he was a dominant force. He became the virtual leader of the Tour de France before the halfway mark of the 42.5km time trial of stage 20 and, by the 27.5km mark, he had more than double the time he needed to win the title. Andy Schleck ended up finishing 2’31” behind the BMC team leader and the Schleck brothers were shunted down the rankings from first and second overall to second and third” (from letour.fr website)