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SPORT—CYCLING—2009 TOUR DOWN UNDER

Senator Hurley, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 345—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates organisers of the Tour Down Under cycling event on staging the most successful cycling event since its inception in 1999;

 (b) expresses thanks to all the support staff and others who have contributed to the success of the event;

 (c) congratulates Mr Allan Davis (Quickstep) on winning an outstanding 2009 Tour Down Under cycling event;

 (d) conveys, on behalf of all Australians, the nation's pride and congratulations for the performances of participants over the course of the competition;

 (e) thanks the South Australian people and the thousands from interstate who cheered cyclists in the 2009 Tour Down Under and participated in the event;

 (f) commends the contribution made by the South Australian State Government in announcing a massive roll-out of bike paths and honouring some of South Australia's cycling greats;

 (g) notes the generous pledge by the South Australian Premier, Mr Mike Rann, to triple any funds raised by the Cancer Council of South Australia during the 2009 Tour Down Under;

 (h) also thanks Mr Lance Armstrong for his cancer awareness campaign and the high profile media coverage he brought to South Australia and Australia;

 (i) acknowledges the contribution of the International Cycling Union to the success of the Tour Down Under; and


 (j) congratulates the Minister for Sport, Ms Kate Ellis, and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for ensuring the conduct of a free and fair race.

Question put and passed.