THE Cadel army was out in full force at the third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under on Thursday, with deafening screams and ringing cowbells heralding the BMC champion’s triumphant climb up Corkscrew Rd.
About 118,000 enthusiastic cycling fans lined the streets along the 145km route, which began in Norwood and finished in Campbelltown.
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But hundreds vied for prime position along the King on the Mountain climb, 137.6km into the stage at Montacute, where they were able to catch a decent glimpse of Cadel Evans’s stellar performance up the gruelling ascent.
The atmosphere was electric – after all, Evan’s uphill efforts, followed by a fierce downhill finish, sealed his fate as the Stage Three winner.
Two-year-old Oscar, of Canberra, spent the day with his father, Tim Miller – a proud Evans fan.
Perth’s Geoff Barrett, aka Crikey Cadel, was there to cheer…
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