Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg says his team is on a mission to end Brisbane Roar’s unbeaten winning streak in the A-League.

The Roar have won their last 29 matches and will face United at Suncorp Stadium in Friday night’s M1 derby.

Cameron Robinson reports.


Miron Bleiberg says, unlike other rivals, United won’t fall into the trap of trying to change their game plan to beat the Roar.

The last time the two teams played the Roar thrashed United 4-0, though on that occasion Gold Coast were missing a host of key players.

Bleiberg is confident his team’s preparation during the off-season is capable of beating the Roar.

Roar coach Ange Postecoglu said he knew his team would eventually be defeated, but was confident it wouldn’t be this week.

In cycling, Australia’s Cadel Evans says next year’s Tour de France course is likely to suit him even more than this year’s edition.

Evans won the tour in July and was in Paris last night where the course, featuring fewer mountain stages and a longer time-trial, was unveiled.

Cadel Evans, 2011 Tour de France Winner: “It’s a course and like every year it takes an all-round rider and you need to be good. Certainly for the first half, and of course with the time-trial and the mountain stages.”

Finally to boxing now, and Anthony Mundine will face off against Mexican Rigoberto Alvarez in Newcastle tonight.

A win will give the outspoken 36-year-old the right to challenge American Austin Trout for the WBA junior middleweight title.

Cameron Robinson. Q-U-T News.