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Saturday, July 4, 2009

No more sleeps - it's here!!!

Tour de France 2009 kicks off tonight! I am really excited. What's in store?

  • 21 stages
  • Total distance: 3,500 kilometres.

The 21 stages include:

  • 10 flat stages
  • 7 mountain stages
  • 1 medium mountain stage
  • 2 individual time trials
  • 1 team time trial

We all get to rest 13 & 20 July. The riders arrive in Paris, Sunday, 26 July 2009.

Many expect the 96th edition to go right down to the wire with the yellow jersey decided on the climb to Mount Ventoux.

Although Evans says he's a little bit nervous and stressed, he would no doubt be relishing that the circus is hovering around Contador and Armstrong, not him. Imagine this: Cadel making us all cry while he's on the podium top step in Paris as Advance Australia Fair plays in the background. Meanwhile, KRudd flies to Paris once the GC is sorted after the 167th kilometre on 25 July to congratulate our Cads, pose for a photo with LA/Bono and calls our bosses bums if they don't give us a day off (for many here in Canberra, he is The Boss).

It's certainly going to be fun, agonising, and exciting to watch Cadel go for it.

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