Newspapers coverage in Melbourne on July 25, 2011 lead with Cadel Evans' historic Tour de France win which has been hailed as one of Australia's finest ever sporting achievements, ranking alongside ... more 
Newspapers coverage in Melbourne on July 25, 2011 lead with Cadel Evans' historic Tour de France win which has been hailed as one of Australia's finest ever sporting achievements, ranking alongside Rod Laver's tennis exploits and their America's Cup yachting triumph. All the country's major newspapers carried his victory on their front pages, with some comparing the enormity of his feat to Australia's 1983 America's Cup shock, which ended the New York Yacht Club's 132-year winning streak. The 34-year-old fulfilled his lifelong quest by securing the title, 30 years after pioneering compatriot Phil Anderson paved the way for dozens of young Australians by becoming the first non-European to pull on the yellow jersey. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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Mon, Jul 25, 2011 6:19 AM EDT