After watching Cadel Evans hang tough during another grueling stage of the Tour de France, I'm convinced the Aussie will win this year's event. Despite the best efforts of team CSC to wipe Cadel off the side of the Alps, the lad from Barwon Heads gritted his teeth and finished with Frank Schleck to remain eight second off the lead. With a time-trial just around the corner, Cadel is perfectly placed to blow his rivals away and win the event.
Having watched most of this year's Tour, I'm convinced now more than ever before that there are few, if any, other events in the world as tough as this one. Three weeks of cycling up and down mountains is not an easy task.
If Cadel wins this year's Tour, I'm prepared to rate it as Australia's greatest ever individual performance in an event (not over a career).
The Yapper has spoken?