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Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:11 am
by AUbicycles
One more stage left, I know.. but who is going to deny the first ever Australian to take the Yellow Jersey into Paris on the Tour de France the victory.

There are two active threads for the Tour de France and Cadel Evans:

2011 Tour de France (You can pop to the part where he crossed the line here)

And a new thread ala the Repco Appreciation Society - we have the:
Cadel Evans Appreciation Thread for general happiness and support of the fantastic ride from Cadel and team BMC.

An idea from a member to celebrate while riding is to wear yellow:
Wear yellow

Plus a Team BMC (kit) Group Buy. Team BMC really supported Cadel this year.


To celebrate this pending victory, the forums get a touch of yellow as does the main Bicycles.net.au website.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:29 am
by fishwop
Lets hope you are right, but just remember that Parramatta led Penrith by 6 points with one play remaining last weekend. They were beaten. The commentators had awarded them the game six or seven minutes earlier.

Being a believer in karma, I would not personally make such an announcement as the heading here does until the fat lady has sung.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:50 am
by AlanAtom
Woke up to the news he won!!! Yay!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:58 am
by hazmat5765
I sat up and watched it, the slo-mo footage as Cadel powers to the finish line is among the best pieces of sports footage I've ever seen.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:14 am
by Mustang
I've watched every historical stage, fantastic news for all young Australian cyclists :D :D :D

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:34 pm
by Kenzo
fishwop wrote:Lets hope you are right, but just remember that Parramatta led Penrith by 6 points with one play remaining last weekend. They were beaten. The commentators had awarded them the game six or seven minutes earlier.

Being a believer in karma, I would not personally make such an announcement as the heading here does until the fat lady has sung.

That's not how the TdF works....
Even if he crashed and broke his leg in tonight's stage, they would stop and wait for him to get back on and they would push him over the line themselves.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:57 pm
by Rockford
Tell Greg Lemond that.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:03 pm
by Kenzo
Rockford wrote:Tell Greg Lemond that.

Yeah... I'm sure someone will try to take the Yellow from Cadel .... (sarcasm BTW :roll: )

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:30 pm
by Sh4rkbait
Rockford wrote:Tell Greg Lemond that.


That was different it was a competetive Time Trial not a celebration road stage desgned for the sprinters to showcase their talents and for Cav to show off his green jersey (fingers crossed) The HTC train along with BMC will make sure no one tries to do the dirty on Cadel, not that they would as they would get flicked everytime they rode in the peleton after that!

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:51 pm
by notwal
Rockford wrote:Tell Greg Lemond that.


What about Greg Lemond? Did he have some hassles on the final day on the Champs Elysees?

I understand that it's just TdF tradition that no one attacks the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysees. I wonder if Andy doesn't have a somewhat jaundiced view of TdF tradition as a consequence of the circumstances of last years loss to Contador. Still he is very media savvy and he's is unlikely to do anything unpopular.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:10 pm
by gordy
If there was a handful of seconds between Andy and Cadel, there maybe racing, but even Andy has already congratulated Cadel.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:57 pm
by mtbmikey
Was great to watch, my Facebook went nuts with new status updates when he crossed the line!

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:46 pm
by DavidS
notwal wrote:
Rockford wrote:Tell Greg Lemond that.


What about Greg Lemond? Did he have some hassles on the final day on the Champs Elysees?

I understand that it's just TdF tradition that no one attacks the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysees. I wonder if Andy doesn't have a somewhat jaundiced view of TdF tradition as a consequence of the circumstances of last years loss to Contador. Still he is very media savvy and he's is unlikely to do anything unpopular.


I think that the fact it is also a short flat stage means there is little point for a GC contender to attack. The peleton would mow them down.

Also remember that these guys are professional cyclists. It is their job. There is a certain amount of solidarity with co-workers. Evans has won on the aggregate of the stages that matter for the GC, there is little point trying to usurp this with a wild move on a short flat stage which is made for the sprinters. The competition for the green jersey, being for the sprinters, and this being a sprinters' stage, is another matter altogether.

As someone else said, LeMond won on a time trial, completely different situation.

Well done Cadel.

DS

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:08 pm
by notwal
DavidS wrote:
notwal wrote:What about Greg Lemond? Did he have some hassles on the final day on the Champs Elysees?

I understand that it's just TdF tradition that no one attacks the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysees. I wonder if Andy doesn't have a somewhat jaundiced view of TdF tradition as a consequence of the circumstances of last years loss to Contador. Still he is very media savvy and he's is unlikely to do anything unpopular.


I think that the fact it is also a short flat stage means there is little point for a GC contender to attack. The peleton would mow them down.

Also remember that these guys are professional cyclists. It is their job. There is a certain amount of solidarity with co-workers. Evans has won on the aggregate of the stages that matter for the GC, there is little point trying to usurp this with a wild move on a short flat stage which is made for the sprinters. The competition for the green jersey, being for the sprinters, and this being a sprinters' stage, is another matter altogether.

As someone else said, LeMond won on a time trial, completely different situation.

Well done Cadel.

DS

I looked it up. I didn't realise that the ITT was the very last stage in 89 :? . I thought it was followed by the traditional finish stage. So yes it doesn't count.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:20 pm
by gorilla monsoon
Congratulations to Cadel. There was much joy, champagne and tears of pride in the Monsoon household on Sunday morning as we watched him steamroller the Schlecks on the TT.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:07 pm
by bradwoodbr
gorilla monsoon wrote:Congratulations to Cadel. There was much joy, champagne and tears of pride in the Monsoon household on Sunday morning as we watched him steamroller the Schlecks on the TT.


++1
Cadel Evans - winner Le Tour de France 2011!!!
A fantastic result for a great cycling aussie. Well done Cadel and the BMC team!!! :D :D :D

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:58 pm
by NhiTrac
A bit o/t but anyone know what brand Is Cadel's bike computer? Just curious that's all...

Cheers

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:50 pm
by fishwop
Congratulations to Cadel, whose name will now be a household word in our fine land. It is remarkable to win an event like this at the age of 34 (actually I thought he was older, he does look older but it seems Cadel hasn't had the easiest of lives, more power to him).

I admit to not being 100% au fait on the sport of bicycle racing, hence thinking celebrations after the penultimate stage were premature. Presumably if the gap were only miniscule, the last stage would be a race to the finish. (And my French ex-girlfriend used to claim that Test Cricket was complicated!)

However, I do know a thing or two about la France and its inhabitants, having been romantically involved with a Frenchwoman, thus it surprises me not that a French bicycle race should be run, er, a little differently than other kinds of races. They like to do things a little differently, shall we say. And when you are in France, they like you to do them differently, too.

They are saying this will be bigger than Australia II winning the America's Cup. I think it will fall short of that, but be on par with Wayne Gardner winning the World Championship of GP Motorcycle Racing in 1987, and certainly he became a household name, and the sport gained hugely in profile as well.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:07 am
by David_G
Cadel thanks the Army




http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/newsfea ... fault.aspx


Maybe yellow is the new Black and White..
Go Cadel

Go Pies

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:19 pm
by notwal
fishwop wrote:.....
They are saying this will be bigger than Australia II winning the America's Cup. I think it will fall short of that, but be on par with Wayne Gardner winning the World Championship of GP Motorcycle Racing in 1987, and certainly he became a household name, and the sport gained hugely in profile as well.

As it should. After all the TdF is widely regarded as the biggest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the soccer World Cup. It says a lot about our parochialism that we hold the America's Cup above it. Maybe things will change. Maybe Team Pegasus will find its wings. That would be cool :D

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:37 pm
by fishwop
notwal wrote: After all the TdF is widely regarded as the biggest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the soccer World Cup.


Regarded by whom? How do you measure something like this? If by sheer numbers following/viewing the event, I would argue that the Cricket World Cup comes (a fairly distant) third. 1.2 billion Indians see to that. Australia won it 3 times running, so it was no big deal when the expected happened. Then there's Wimbledon, FA Cup Final, the Superbowl, Formula 1, MotoGP, the list goes on. There are a lot of huge sporting events. The Tour is one of them.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:56 pm
by Spoked
NhiTrac wrote:A bit o/t but anyone know what brand Is Cadel's bike computer? Just curious that's all...

Cheers


According to "The West Australian" this morning

Computer: SRM PowerMeter PowerControl 7 value $4975
other equipment

Helmet: Bell Volt $249
Sunglasses: Oakley Radar $299
Gloves: BMC team $69
BMC Jersey: $169
BMC bib nicks: $199
Bike (standard): BMC SLR01 Team Machine $7995
Wheels(extra): Easton EC90SL $3799
Running Gear: DuraAceDi2 groupset $3500
Shoes: Diadora Proracer3 $ 299

Total $21553

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:15 pm
by CommuRider
Thanks spoked :D

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:56 pm
by Rockford
Spoked wrote:
NhiTrac wrote:A bit o/t but anyone know what brand Is Cadel's bike computer? Just curious that's all...

Cheers


According to "The West Australian" this morning

Computer: SRM PowerMeter PowerControl 7 value $4975
other equipment

Helmet: Bell Volt $249
Sunglasses: Oakley Radar $299
Gloves: BMC team $69
BMC Jersey: $169
BMC bib nicks: $199
Bike (standard): BMC SLR01 Team Machine $7995
Wheels(extra): Easton EC90SL $3799
Running Gear: DuraAceDi2 groupset $3500
Shoes: Diadora Proracer3 $ 299

Total $21553


So Cadel is nothing more than a Cafe Racer, rides his $20,000 bike, 2000kms with 200 of his mates and then has a $20 cafe latte at the end of it. The shame.

Re: Cadel Evans Tour de France Winner

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:55 am
by BarryTas
i got my BMC SLR01 for $6800 about 2 weeks ago....................... now every body wants one. mine was a tour special