In 1996 Australian rider Pat Jonker completed the Tour de France in twelfth place, eighteen minutes and 58 seconds behind winner, Denmark’s Bjarne Riis. A little over four minutes to the good of Jonker in eleventh spot was his biggest idol, Spain legend Miguel Indurain. Two other Australian finished the race that year, current Orica GreenEDGE sports director Neil Stephens, who was a teammate of Jonkers with ONCE, finished in 49th place and Scott Sunderland was back in position 101, more than two-and-a-half hours down on Riis. It was his greatest result in a career that spanned eleven years and included domestique roles on teams such as the aforementioned ONCE, US Postal and Rabobank. He represented Australia at two summer Olympics, completed the Tour de France on four occasions, finally retiring from the sport after winning the 2006 Tour Down Under on home soil.