Evans would be the first to suggest that a lot of excess baggage has now been removed from his world.
As this week progressed, the Australian cycling commentariat has been anticipating that Cadel Evans would be delivering us an "America’s Cup moment".
This month big banks have more money to lend than they ever dreamed of, which is a hidden force behind the banking price war, writes Robert Gottliebsen, of Business Spectator.
A former teenage punter and Ballarat boarding school bookie, Ross Stapleton fulfills a long-time ambition to interview the jockey known as "the cups specialist" – W.A. (Billy Smith) now long retired at 82 on the Gold Coast.
Cycling Australia is being asked to sanction moving Australia’s second biggest bike race, Victoria’s Jayco Herald Sun Tour from its October slot to either early or late February from 2011.
Cadel Evans' men’s senior world road championship victory isn’t only his most prestigious win, but the greatest by any Australian road cyclist. Australia is become a cycling super power.
At a tumultuous news conference this morning, Karmichael Hunt confirmed that he has accepted a senior playing contract with the new Gold Coast AFL franchise from 2010.
While ultimately the day belonged to Alberto Contador, the Paris finale offered a fitting stage for Bathurst’s Mark Renshaw to come a brilliant second to Britain’s Mark Cavendish.
For Australia’s cycling cheer squad, the extent of Cadel Evans' demise has come as a genuine shock. So how did Australia's golden boy from a genuine yellow jersey chance to 12th place?
Tonight's brute of a 223km stage of La Grande Boucle offers any rider outside the Astana team their first realistic moment of truth since the Trans France Express took control of the race on just the fourth day.