Mixed emotions in Australian camp

By John Trevorrow in Paris

All of the record ten Australians who started this year's Tour made it to Paris, an impressive achievement in a race that left 45 of its 189 starters on the roadside between Fromentine and Paris. For some it was a three-week baptism of fire, while for others it was just one particularly hard day in the office after another. Among the Australian contingent there was relief, elation, disappointment and determination at the end of the grand boucle.

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