Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-07-25

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233905

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/655505

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6 NT NEWS. Monday, July 25, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K make a change for the better? mmaakkkkeeeaaaacccchhhhaaanngge ffoor thebbetterr?? Make do with what youve got or MMMaaaakkkkeee ddddooo wwwwiitthh wwhhaat youve gott oor Now theres a better choice for banking too. Call 13 11 82 or visit peopleschoicecu.com.au k w p !S A L 1 0 7 1 0 _ 1 0 x 7 _ B a ld NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Towns link to le Tour THE bike shop that sold Cadel Evans his first ride is long gone but Katherine is still happy to be linked to the man. He was to ride to victory into Paris last night in the Tour de France making him the first Australian to do so. Evans, 34, was born in Katherine Hospital while his family was living in the community of Barunga, about an hour southeast of Katherine. They left the Territory when he was about three. Katherine Town Council mayor Anne Shepherd said the town would take the connection even though Geelong in Victoria and northern NSW were wanting a piece of the fame as well. He was born at Katherine Hospital, and he did buy his first bike in Katherine so I think we can claim him, she said. Ms Shepherd said Katherine would be happy with the tie to a world champion. I think it is fair we can get a bit of reflective glory. She said the bike shop closed down a long time ago but was called BNW, after Ian Banks, Paul Worsfield and Bob Newman who owned it. Big dash for cash CADEL Evans stands to earn millions after conquering world cyclings peak. Sports marketing experts believe the humble Aussie has been catapulted into superstar status that will reap rich rewards from endorsements and sponsors. Deakin University director of sport management Professor David Shilbury said the yellow jersey was likely to result in rivers of gold for Evans and his BMC Racing team, especially in Europe. The Tour de France winners purse of $595,492 split between team riders is small fry compared with the huge marketing opportunities that a victory presents. No time for dad to contact champ son Katherine-born cyclist Cadel Evans leads climbs towards the mighty Alpe dHuez ski heading towards a famous victory in the 2011 Tour de France By DAVID WOOD Paul Evans BY LATE yesterday afternoon there were two things Paul Evans had not had a chance to do. One was talk to his Tour de France winning son. They other was to do what men need to do each day on the ceramic chair with the hole in the middle. Mr Evans is not as talked about as his son Cadel but more talked to by the Australian media. Cadel was to ride to victory in the last stage of the Tour de France last night into Paris, the final stretch on gentlemens agree ment being not competitive. Ive been that bloody busy today. And I reckon when Im through talking to you another one will ring. And it will still be ringing at midnight, he said. Ive only been able to serve one customer. Mr Evans runs a market garden and small importing business at Upper Corindi in News South Wales about 40km above Coffs Harbour but he lived at Barunga just outside Katherine for five years from 1975. Cadel was born in Katherine Hospital but he moved away with his family when he was about three. Mr Evans said most the questions he was asked in his media blitz were unanswerable, or at least not with words. How do you feel? How determined is your son? Where does his ability come from? Words dont describe it. It was very exciting. I was very glad for him. it must have been near heartbreaking to come so close for two years. And while he would have liked a quiet night last night watching his son officially win he would not be allowed that relief from attention. I just want a quiet one but theyll be a couple of bloody movie cameras who want to be there and watch me when he gets up on the podium, Mr Evans said. I have had the best in the business through to the worst in the business. I havent even had time to have a sh*t yet. He said he had not even been able to talk to his son. I tried from 4am through to 4.30am but I couldnt get through. And I just got home and I havent had a chance ot get changed and look on my computer to see what time it is in France.