Monday, July 25, 2011


Out of Crikey today comes this hidden gem amongst the Cadel euphoria...

Even before his switch from mountain biking after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Australian cycling scene was abuzz with his potential in the road pro ranks. While attending a gala cycling dinner in January 2000 at Crown Casino I garnered how socially awkward or ill at ease he appeared at such a back-slapping ceremony. One of his mentor’s told me at the time he was something of a loner among the cycling fraternity and fellow riders considered him "eccentric". In what way I asked? "Well for a start he likes to wear a cravat."

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