Evans gets in the timed overcome his disadvantage with Andy Schleck. It will be the first Australian who put the yellow jersey in Paris. Cadel Evans gets 34 years his first Tour de France. The Australian Cadel Evans (BMC) was second in the penultimate stage of the 2011 Tour, a 42.5 miles behind the German Tony Martin (HTC), individual time trial, and snatch the lead the Luxembourger Andy Schleck (Leopard). Evans, who faced the day with 57 seconds of disadvantage compared to the lesser of the Schleck brothers, surpassed him this Saturday by more than two minutes. The Australian, for 34 years, is the virtual winner of this edition of the Tour, failing only in the last stage, with the finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Andy Schleck is second overall, to 1.34, and his brother Frank, third, to 2.36.
Do I not believe Evans wept after getting off the podium in which placed him the Tour de France leader’s yellow Jersey, a day before the honorary walk of the winner by the Champs Elysees of Paris. I don’t think so, I’ve been so long focused on win, said the Australian, virtual winner. Evans, that tomorrow will be the first Australian to win the race, said that he was afraid twice lose this Tour. With the mechanical problem on Friday in the Telegraphe and with Andy Schleck and Contador ahead I was afraid. But I kept my cold blood, he confessed.
20 Years ago I saw the Tour de France for the first time on television. That day I started to work to achieve it. I do for cycling, but also for all those who have believed in me, starting with Aldo Sassi, said in rrencia to his coach, who died in December passed by a brain tumor. Source of the news: Cadel Evans takes the throne of the Tour de France from Andy Schleck