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"It is the manner of (Cadel) Evan's triumph that has particularly endeared him to his countrymen and women... Australians place a premium on persistence in adversity... His win in the year's tour was much more than an exhibition of pure sporting talent; it was a display of grit that will long be treasured by all who saw it."

PAUL, RAMADGE -

"Sport has long occupied a special place in the hearts of Australians, and today the nation welcomes a new champion to the pantheon. Cadel Evans, cyclist extraordinaire."

PAUL, RAMADGE -

"Something quite special has played out in the picturesque valleys and mountains, towns and villages of France over the past three weeks. For all who appreciate sport, it was a privilege and an inspiration to watch."

PAUL, RAMADGE - on Cadel Evans' victory in the 2011 Tour de France

"Assuredly, the size of (Cadel) Evans' heart will come to be compared to Phar Lap."

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