Last year was a turning point, of course, when Cadel Evans won. He's a flawed hero - disconcertingly high voice, bum chin and bum forehead and a tendency to whinge a wee bit - but he's Australia's flawed hero. You see, now I love the awesome setting, historical aspects and interesting characters. The baddies like Andy Schleck (such arrogance!), the battlers like Voeckler and friendly souls like Jens Voigt. I even love the SBS commentators.
I can't believe Mum and Dad were actually there yesterday! One day, that will be us.