Congrats to Cadel - AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!
Ken and I like many Australians, have been watching Cadel strive to win this race for the past few years. It is absolutely fantastic for Cadel and for Australia, that he has finally done it!
He is the first Australian to win in the tour's 108-year history, almost 100 years after Brian Kirkham became the first Australian to ride in the famed international race in 1914. In becoming the first Australian to win the tour, Evans' performance is sure to rank among the nation's greatest sporting achievements. All that is needed now is for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to declare a public holiday.
"Public holiday?" he laughed.
"If it doesn't hurt the economy, that's fine by me. Thanks Julia."
Here is a link to Cadel's interview on YouTube: