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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Page: 8138

Mr ABBOTT (WarringahLeader of the Opposition) (14:17): I am very happy to support the Prime Minister's words. The Tour de France is probably the world's toughest endurance sporting event, and for the first time in history it has been won by an Australian. Cadel Evans has certainly cycled his way into our sporting history here in Australia. He cycled his way into the hearts of millions of Australians and, of course, has also inspired hundreds of thousands of lesser cyclists to be as good as we can possibly be. So we all wish Cadel very well for the future. By gee, we revelled in his moment of magnificent triumph.