Australia : Souvenir Sheet on Cadel Evans

\"\"To honor Cadel Evans’ historic Tour de France win, Australia Post has released a souvenir sheet on 4th Aug 2011.“Australia Post is delighted to celebrate Cadel Evans’ historic Tour de France win with this special souvenir stamp sheet,” Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour said.“This is a great accomplishment in Australian sporting history by one of our most inspirational athletes.”Cadel Evans said he was very excited about featuring on Australian stamps.The souvenir stamp sheet features 10 x 60c Southern Cross stamps with Cadel Evans’ image on the stamp tab. Images of Evans with his winner’s trophy and scenes from the race feature on the border of the stamp sheet.The souvenir stamp sheet is on sale for $15.95 at participating Australia Post retail outlets.Katherine-born Cadel Evans is the first Australian to win the prestigious Tour de France, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Evans claimed the coveted yellow jersey on the race’s penultimate stage, the time trial at Grenoble.Having cycled the 3430km route over three weeks, Evans won the famous race on July 24 in 86 hours, 12 minutes and 22 seconds.At 34, Evans is the second oldest winner of the race. Firmin Lambot won the race in 1922 at 36 years of age.Evans first competed in the Tour de France in 2005, when he finished eighth; he was runner up in 2007 and 2008.

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