Tonight (day) might be The Night (The Day) one of MY countrymen does what no other Aussie has ever managed to do despite them trying for close to a century now.
Something American Lance Armstrong did on his own a record breaking Seven Times (albeit under a cloud of mostly unproven drug taking claims). That he did so with the help of seven or eight team-mates each time in NO way under-values the incredible feat he achieved – especially considering it was done after recovering from testicular cancer! (OW!)
Tonight (Day) an Aussie by the name of Cadel Evans might just go one better than his second place finish last year and WIN Major Modern Sports most grueling endurance feat…
The Tour de France.
The world of cycling’s greatest and most prestigous challenge of abilities across a wide range of cycling endeavours – sprints, mountain climbs and sheer stamina and determination. Speeds of over 60 MPH are achieved, crashes are common and even death occurs. 21 days of bravery and skill.
In terms of spectators present it is the single greatest annual sporting event.
It ends Sunday so, if you get the chance, see what all the fuss is about – even if it is only the highlights on the news.
GO Cadel !!!