Sunday, July 24, 2011

3 Cheers for Cadel Evans!!


For the first time ever in the history of the Tour de France there will be an Aussie standing on the podium in first place!!

WoooHoooo!!! Way to go Cadel Evans!! You're the man!! Chapeau!!

The term used to describe Cadel Evans' ride in the final time trial was "He's riding like a Man-Machine." In fact he's ridden all 3 weeks of the tour like that. Focused, steady and in peak fitness. He deserves every bit of the yellow jersey he'll be wearing..

...as they ride into Paris today!

Vive Le Tour!!


PS I know the Tour is held in Summer but here in OZ it's the middle of winter, and the stages are in the middle of the night, so for us getting cosy in quilts is part of our tour experience. For the full story of the Tour De France quilt pop over here...


20 comments:

Terry said...

Good Morning You are up early or have you not gone to bed? Ah youth! LOL I just knew we were destined for another peek at you Tour de France quilt. great result I'm sure that since "The Other Cadel" has won ours (GS) will want to ride up and down the block all day. Good thing it's stopped raining.

Have fun watching the last day/night.

Patchwork and Play said...

Great post Rachael! Your Tour de France quilt celebrates this great wn perfectly! Go Cadel!

Samelia's Mum said...

Looking forward to watching tonight.

Mary said...

Yay for Cadel- the Man-Machine! Great quilt!

Lindi said...

Woohoo! Considering the number of Aussies pushing him along (wrapped in our quilts of course) did anyone else have a chance? :) Good on him! He certainly deserves the win.

Kirsten N said...

Great post Rachael and I love your TDF quilt!

Marg said...

Woo hoo, way to go Cadel. Perfect quilt for a perfect Tour de France finish!!!!

Janet said...

Isn'it exciting and so well deserved. A bit of happy news after what's happened in Norway. You had the perfect cosy quilt to stay up with.

Karen said...

Your right - Cadel IS THE MAN!!!!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That quilt is spot on for the Tour, well done and I loved reading the history behind it. It really sets the mood doesn't it...and well done Cadel!!

Suzee said...

Thats a great quilt! congrats out to Cadel!

Karen said...

Hasn't it been worth staying up late on all these nights to watch such a fantastic win? I was on the edge of my seat screaming out last night! Great fun.
Love seeing you wonderful quilt, too!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations Australia! Love your quilt. I can't imagine wrapping up in a quilt today, it's 98 degrees! Can we have just a little bit of that cool weather?

Melissa P said...

Quilts with histories and traditions are some of the best. No matter what time of year the traditions take place.

Elvy Crafts said...

A well deserved win indeed!

Martine Kuciel said...

félicitations pour votre compatriote qui termine en jaune ce tour de France ,véritable institution pour les français c'est grand rassemblement populaire , 3 semaines de vélo et cette année le temps n'était pas de la partie l'exploit est d'autant plus mérité.

circle retreat quilter said...

yeah for Cadel Evans... great quilt too.

smazoochie said...

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!!

melissa said...

Hooray! what a legend, what a quilt!!!!

x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Go Cadel...a great win!!! Oh Rachael I love the fabric here...especially with the Eiffel Tower...what a beautiful quilt!!! Dzintra

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