Cadel Evans - Welcome Home Celebration
Cadel Evans' victory parade will be broadcast live on SBS as Australia welcome's home our first ever Tour de France champion.
The historic victory will be marked with a public event in Melbourne at midday on Friday 12 August and everyone is invited to wear yellow and 'Yell for Cadel'.
Cadel will ride up St Kilda Road at 12 noon at the junction with Linlithgow Avenue opposite the National Gallery of Victoria. Before embarking on his ride, he will meet and chat with Team Cadel, the group of 20 junior Victorian cyclists who will accompany him to Federation Square. He will travel up the south-bound roadway on the eastern side of St Kilda Road, with trams to be re-routed so spectators can "Yell for Cadel" from both sides of St Kilda Road.
Cadel’s ride will be relayed live on the screen at Federation Square, where his ride will finish. Cadel will then take the stage for the public reception. Fans attending Federation Square will be able to see Cadel on stage, with an area set aside near the stage for people with disabilities. A screen at Birrarung Marr will also allow fans to enjoy a live relay of the events.
Free bicycle valet parking will also be provided at Birrarung Marr between 10am-3pm.
But if you can't make it to Melbourne then you can tune in to the celebration on SBSONE and online.
The broadcast will be presented by Michael Tomalaris, host of the SBSTour de France coverage who will be joined by SBS cycling analyst Scott Sunderland and reporter Sophie Smith.
“SBS was proud to broadcast Cadel Evans’ historic Tour de France victory so it is only fitting that we should honour his achievement with the live broadcast of his victory parade in Melbourne,” said Ken Shipp, Head of Sport at SBS.
Cycling Central Special Presentation: Australia Congratulates Cadel Evans
- LIVE 12pm AEST
- Friday 12 August
- SBS ONE
- Streamed live online at www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral.
Evans is the first Australian – and only the third non-European – in the race’s 98-year history to claim overall victory in the world’s most famous bike race.