Aussies happy on eve of end of Tour

Cadel Evans came into this year’s Tour aiming simply to see what he was capable of. He had only one Grand Tour under his belt prior to the race and, given that injury and other factors prevented him doing another three week event since the 2002 Tour of Italy, needed a new reference point.

The Davitamon.Lotto rider has ridden strongly throughout the Tour, finishing seventh in yesterday’s time trial and looking set for eighth overall in Paris this afternoon.

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