Cadel receives a hero’s welcome in Australia after his Tour de France victory. More photos can be found over on Veeral Patel’s blog.
Australia’s Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and his wife Chiara Passerini wave to the waiting media after arriving back in Australia for the first time after winning the world’s most famous cycling race, in Melbourne on August 11, 2011. Evans, the first Australian to win the prestigious race, will cycle down Melbourne’s St. Kilda Road on August 12 where tens of thousands of people are expected to honour Evans’ achievement. (Photo by William West/AFP/Getty Images) (via Australia’s Tour De France Champion Cadel Evans (L) And His - Yahoo! Sports Photos)