To have the Australian team win two stages in the first week and to wear the maglia rosa all week has been an amazing experience for the team and also for their multitude of fans. Michael Matthews has been a delight to watch, both humble and genuinely excited.
Cadel Evans (in left of picture) is very well placed going into the second week in his quest for the GC prize, the over-all winner after nearly 3500 kilometres and three weeks of riding.
But all this excitement takes its toll on the devoted followers back at home! The live telecast does not start in Australia until about 11 pm and finishes after 1.30 am every morning. Oh well, I can always sleep in :)