Why it matters that a woman could be Australia's next Tour de France hero

Amanda Spratt
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Australian’s may not be the biggest followers of cycling, but they quickly embrace a sporting hero and even the most casual of cycling fans seemed swept up in the excitement of cheering on a home-nation hero when Cadel Evans was riding his way to victory at the Tour de France in 2011. ‘Yell for Cadel’ becoming the catch cry of the day, even across mainstream media which on most occasions buries the smallest snippets of cycling coverage somewhere among the swathe of Australian rules football news. The nation again rallied to ‘Roar for Richie’ as Richie Porte snagged third overall in 2020. 

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