Aussie’s aim to gain the edge
EVEN the most dedicated haters of bike paths were won over last year when a never- say- die Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the historic Tour de France.
It took Evans ( pictured) seven attempts to take his first victory, and he’s back again this year for all 21 stages.
SBS has again secured all the live action of a race steeped in history – this is the 99th Tour – and will broadcast every gruelling stage live.
In this year’s Tour, Australia’s first professional cycling team, GreenEDGE, is making its inaugural appearance.
SBS coverage starts in earnest tonight with coverage of stage one starting at 10pm.
With Wimbledon also playing out, and the London Olympics looming, it’s time for sports freaks to get adjusted to those late nights and foreign time zones.