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Old 11-14-12, 15:12
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Phil will take 3 or 4 stages if he has any form (as long as the Prince of Wilunga doesn't show up).
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Old 11-14-12, 15:20
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Phil will take 3 or 4 stages if he has any form (as long as the Prince of Wilunga doesn't show up).
I'm not familiar with the Tour Down Under course, but isn't there only one hilly stage with the remaining stages being flat?
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Old 11-14-12, 15:42
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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Old 11-14-12, 15:50
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I'm not familiar with the Tour Down Under course, but isn't there only one hilly stage with the remaining stages being flat?
Well Stage 3 actually includes more climbing, but at smaller gradients. And for me suits Gilbert better than Willunga itself. It's kinda a stage for a break holding like this year or EBH / Sagan / Gilbert winning.

Here's the profile : http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/docu...13-stage-3.pdf
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Old 11-14-12, 15:59
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Well Stage 3 actually includes more climbing, but at smaller gradients. And for me suits Gilbert better than Willunga itself. It's kinda a stage for a break holding like this year or EBH / Sagan / Gilbert winning.

Here's the profile : http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/docu...13-stage-3.pdf
Stage 2 is much harder. It's new, and it has this climb at 7 k from the finish line.

The TDU actually looks to have a pretty good parcours this year.
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Old 11-14-12, 19:59
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Gerrans?
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Old 11-14-12, 20:05
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willunga could very well be too long and hard for gilbert, although usually he's in form early.
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Old 11-14-12, 21:03
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willunga could very well be too long and hard for gilbert, although usually he's in form early.
I thought that immediately.

But then if Gerrans can make it. So can Gilbert.
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Old 11-14-12, 21:17
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I thought that immediately.

But then if Gerrans can make it. So can Gilbert.
This might be within Gilbert's remit. This, on the other hand, I'm pretty sure isn't.
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Old 11-14-12, 21:19
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This might be within Gilbert's remit. This, on the other hand, I'm pretty sure isn't.
Are you sure? I remember they seemed to climb very slowly with Martinez trying to distance the others for a while and Gerrans kept coming back and won the sprint. It's not like Gilbert couldn't do the same against Pate, Martinez and Arrieta (?)....
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