|The show arrives|
Great excitement in our sleepy little towns yesterday and today. The Tour Down Under came to town.
For those not familiar with the world of top cycling, the Tour Down Under is the only major international cycling event held in the southern hemisphere. It is the first event on the international calendar and attracts top cyclists from all over the world. And today the whole show came to Lobethal.
First came the police cars with flashing lights and sirens
Then to the delight of the little boys, the police motor bikes
and at last what we were waiting for, the first of the cyclists a breakaway group of four - oops. I must have missed the first one..
It wasn't until I was downloading my pics that I realised that I had got a shot of our own Aussie hero Cadel Evans. You can see him on the right hand side of the next picture - with the unzipped shirt and the green shoes. Go Cadel, go!! He finished 2nd in a thrilling finish, pipped on the post by one of his team mates.
Liz Needle - loving this cycling event.