There is still no announcement if Evans will attend any events in his hometown of Barwon Heads (a small coastal town near Geelong). Geelong officials have been debating ways to acknowledge his victory. Everything from the Barwon Heads bridge being re-named, to bike paths named in honour of his victory have been suggested. Even his favourite local cafe in Barwon Heads has been sprouting their most famous customer. Locals are eager to see if Evans can fit in a public trip to the coastal region as part of his three-day stay.
A little over 10 days ago Evans made history as the first Australian to win the Tour de France. This victory, possibly one of the greatest in Australian sport, has raised the profile of cycling in Australia and especially in the "bike-crazy" eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The whirlwind trip is part of a larger promotion of Evans' efforts with a wider Australian tour planned later in the year. Evans' official website has him set for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge starting on August 22.