Evans positioned for first Tour de France win

Cadel Evans on Galibier, Tour de France 2011, stage 19

Cadel Evans is positioned to become the first Australian to win the Tour de France on Sunday in Paris. He defended himself well on the final mountain leg today to Alpe d'Huez and, on paper, is the strongest ahead of tomorrow's time trial in Grenoble.

"It's simple, start as fast possible in the time trial and finish as fast as possible," said Evans. "Hope it's fast enough."

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