Like most Australian cycling fans, I'm looking forward to the Tour de France in July and watching Cadel Evans do his stuff - after all as a race favourite, he is on the verge of creating history.
Australians have enjoyed a lot of success on the pro-circuit in the last 10 years, but I'm starting to wonder what will happen when the stocks start to dry up?
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For more than a decade, we have been spoiled by the talents of Robbie McEwen, Stuart O'Grady, Brad McGee, Baden Cooke and Michael Rogers - all of whom have provided the anticipation and thrill of success on world cycling's biggest stage.
Their achievements in Europe have been acknowledged by Australia's mainstream sporting public.
But as this current generation of Aussies enter their twilight years, are their suitable replacements emerging from the next generation?
There are many Australians currently plying their trade in various pro-teams - Simon Gerrans, Allan Davis, Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster, William Walker, Mark Renshaw, Trent Lowe, Chris Sutton, Matt Hayman and Matt Lloyd quickly spring to mind.
While they are blessed with talents and skills of their own, I ask if they have the ability to step up to another level like their predecesors?
The predicament in cycling is similar to tennis where Lleyton Hewitt has been flying the Australian flag solo for many years.
Although there are many rising tennis stars making good progress on the ATP circuit, there are doubts whether any is capable of reaching the number one ranking or better still win a Grand Slam title.
At 31 years of age, Evans' best years as a GC rider are still to come.
For mine he is the world's unofficial top ranked cyclist, but who will we have to cheer once he decides to call it a day?