Cycling Australia, Citi Group and Macquarie Group have teamed up to bring Australia cyclists their chance to ride along side this year's Tour de France runner up, Predictor-Lotto's Cadel Evans. The unique event will see 800 cyclists make their way from St Leonards to Centennial Park via one of the most iconic Australian landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Evans was the first Australian to stand on the Paris podium this year when he finished just 23 seconds behind Spaniard Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel). Evans also took overall honours in the ProTour this year thanks to his consistency throughout the season. He finished fourth in the Vuelta a España, fifth in the UCI World Road Championships race and followed that up with a sixth place in the last round of the ProTour, the Giro di Lombardia.
The event is open to all riders who hold a current Cycling Australia licence, with the field being limited to 800 riders. All money raised will be donated to the David Peachey Foundation, which assists indigenous children from rural and remote areas to pursue their sporting dreams and provides support for their continuing education and development.
The Tour de Cadel will travel down Mount St on to lane eight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and exit the Bridge onto the Cahill Expressway and onto Macquarie St. From Macquarie St the ride will join College St before turning onto Albion St, Flinders St, Anzac Parade and Lang Rd to enter Centennial Park and the finish area adjacent to the Federation Pavillion.
For more information and entry details visit the Cycling Australia website here.