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Summer Promise : Matildas, Tour de France …

  • July 7th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

cadedl-ressize-bicyclenet.jpgmatildas-fifa.jpgContests this week saw the Matildas enter their quarter-finals in Germany, and Cadel Evans hanging in well, in the Tour de France.

The Matildas were celebrating getting into the Top 8 of the World Cup Football late Wednesday, after defeating Norway 2-1.

They’d been trailing in the match for a short while, at Leverkusen in Germany, before the heroine of the day, Kyah Simon, put in the first of her two goals.

The Australian women’s soccer team go on to the meet Sweden this Sunday.

Also having a tussle with the Norwegian delegation was cyclist Cadel Evans, running second overall in the Tour de France.

Norway’s Thor Hushovd was the leader on 7.7.11.

The Australian, from the Northern Territory, after twice coming second in the Tour de France, has been persistent in this year’s event, and getting some good support from his team this time, BMC.

On Tuesday he had a first-time experience, coming first across the line in a leg of the tournament.

It was a photo finish and he said that concentrating hard on the ride, he did not notice the first-placing was happening.

He’d been awarded the place once before, but after the on-the-ground winner was suspended.


Leo Schlink, “Brutal ride, but Cadel hangs on”, Territory News, Darwin, 7.7.11., (7.7.11).

Iain Strachan, “Matildas into last eight”, Sportal, Sydney, 7.7.11, (7.7.11).

Sportal, Sydney, “Relief for Evans after hectic finish”, 7.7.11., (7.7.11).

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