Cadel Evans, 'Col du Galibier' 2011. Wayne Elliott.
Wayne Elliott

Cadel Evans, 'Col du Galibier' 2011

Tour De France
Acrylic on canvas
77 x 102 cm

Evans was by no means the favourite for the 2011 Tour, Bradley Wiggins was. But after the Team Sky man crashed, and broke his collarbone on a chaotic stage to Chatearoux, Evans was thrust into a position as the lead candidate for yellow. With a BMC team built to protect him on the rolling hills of the first week, Evans was ever-present at the front of the race, but was still left largely to his own devices in the mountains. That nearly cost the Australian everything, as it had in 2008, on the stage to the Col du Galibier when Andy Schleck raced clear solo. Schleck broke the race to pieces as he charged to the stage win, leaving only Evans to pull himself and a reduced main field back. Although Evans would take yellow in the race's penultimate time trial, it was on the Galibier that the Australian won the Tour. Pictured, Evans towing Thomas Voeckler and Pierre Rolland up the Col du Galibier in 2011.  refer SBS link

Item #5564

Price: $3,500.00

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