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Today I love…….Yelling AT Cadel!

23 Jul

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have already seen this post about Cadel Evans……http://wp.me/pU9S6-iJ

 Most of you already know he is my cousin – but if you don’t; well you might very soon because we are all yelling GO Cadel at the top of our lungs in my family right now!

 The earliest memory I have of Cadel is when we were about 5 years old. Living with his parents in Woolgoolga; he rode his BMX bike with a passion! His first bike came at the age of 3 (with training wheels) but when we were five, I don’t remember seeing them at all!

 So I’ve gone through the archives and have some lovely (and few cringeworthy!) pics to share with you all……..

Everybody say awwwww…….I remember his Mum loved horses and he had a faithful and well loved puppy. Cadel was always a very gentle, quiet and shy person and when he eventually joined me at Eltham High School, he blended into our group well and still speaks to some of his old mates. He did quite a bit of skateboarding back then as well. Cadel is a true-blue genuine Aussie bloke; who would do anything for his friends and family.

 The Tour de France is a beautiful and long-winding dance of men and bikes through the most stunning countryside I have ever seen. I love seeing all the old castles; some which were built in the 13 and 1400’s! Amazing stuff…….

You can follow his lovely wife Chiara Passerini, who is constantly giving us updates on le Tour; on twitter here: @ChiaraPasserini or the @CadelOfficial feed is also updated regularly with his progress.

Just to make it fair and embarass myself a little as well:

GO DEL GO!!!!!!

 

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Today I love….Cadels Tour….

7 Jul

Yeah, yeah, yeah I can hear you sighing from over there!

“What the hell, she’s talking about sport now? Has she gone mad?” – I hear you ask….

Whatever, all I can say is I have a vested interest in the Tour and I may be a little biased as well….

I love, love, love the Tour because my cousin is in it!

If your cousin was Cadel Evans you would probably be the same way….so we all say Go Cadel! As we always have….

I wish I could say that we had the time and schedules to catch up lately but that has not been the case….I am sure he is giving it his all this year not only for himself and of course his team but our very ill grandfather as well….

The only thing I don’t love, love, love about the Tour is that man on the commentary – don’t get me wrong I believe he is an excellent commentator and he has on occasion had me in stiches…. but his voice just makes me want to go to sleep and the sound of Mr. Big snoring on the couch next to me now is complete proof of that!

Although when I switched over to the coverage this evening, I felt a nice little warm and fuzzy feeling on hearing THE voice…..

So, here is the plug –

Keep it up Cadel and please do something wonderful so that I don’t succumb to the voice and fall asleep!!

A very bad (but I still think lovely), old pic of Cadel and his Mum on the beach….

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