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Old 12-13-12, 11:24
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Going through the hottest spring in a number of years here means the riders coming to Australia may face some very hot and tough conditions this coming summer.

New Greenedge rider Michael Mathews who was decked out in his Rabobank gear battled against riders such as Jens Mouris, Leigh Howard, Mitch Docker, Chris Sutton and others to take out the NSW Grand Prix last weekend.

Plenty of Aussie riders getting ready for the National Championships, just before the Tour Down Under. Plenty of great action coming up once we move into 2013. Hope rumours are true that Greipel is going to do the Bay Crits this year. Will be great to see him take on the Aussie contingent....hopefully young Caleb Ewan will be back to prove the last series wasn't a fluke.

January 2013
Tue 1 to Thu 3 Bay Criteriums, Victoria
Thu 3 to Sun 6 - Herald Sun Tour, Victoria
Wed 9 to Sun 13 - Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat/Buninyong, Victoria
Wed 16 to Sun 20 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival, DGV, Sydney
Sun 20 - People's Choice Classic, Adelaide
Tue 22 to Sun 27 - Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide
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Old 12-13-12, 11:34
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what races or criteriums are planned in December?

(St Kilda and others)
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Old 12-14-12, 04:29
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what races or criteriums are planned in December?

(St Kilda and others)
I'm not sure but I think that the NSW GP Series was all for December.

MIchael Matthews was flying at the GP Series, winning the first race from the break, riding a 120km GF the next day before getting 3rd in the second race after driving the break.

Was very impressed with Jack Edwards in the second race too, bridging across by himself to a break containing Mouris, Matthews, Docker and Palmer. Amazing for a 16 yo!
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Going through the hottest spring in a number of years here means the riders coming to Australia ...
which state are you in?
here in Sydney it's been days of overcast, rain, showers, thunderstorms, high winds...
a few days near 30C, but that's been about it.
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Going through the hottest spring in a number of years here means the riders coming to Australia may face some very hot and tough conditions this coming summer.

New Greenedge rider Michael Mathews who was decked out in his Rabobank gear battled against riders such as Jens Mouris, Leigh Howard, Mitch Docker, Chris Sutton and others to take out the NSW Grand Prix last weekend.

Plenty of Aussie riders getting ready for the National Championships, just before the Tour Down Under. Plenty of great action coming up once we move into 2013. Hope rumours are true that Greipel is going to do the Bay Crits this year. Will be great to see him take on the Aussie contingent....hopefully young Caleb Ewan will be back to prove the last series wasn't a fluke.

January 2013
Tue 1 to Thu 3 Bay Criteriums, Victoria
Thu 3 to Sun 6 - Herald Sun Tour, Victoria
Wed 9 to Sun 13 - Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat/Buninyong, Victoria
Wed 16 to Sun 20 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival, DGV, Sydney
Sun 20 - People's Choice Classic, Adelaide
Tue 22 to Sun 27 - Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide
It actually hasn't been that hot in Melbourne tbh.
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Old 12-15-12, 00:53
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I am in Melbourne and we have had some very hot days. 29th was the hottest November day since 1966
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/curren...sTmaxDailyHigh
Av day and night temps were higher than average and to me at work and in training has felt hotter than in recent years.

Predictions don't always come true but there seems to be a fair consensus that South East Australia will be in for a very hot summer.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/temps_ahead.shtml

I see that there is a Caleb Ewan interview in todays Herald Sun (can't seem to find it on the internet), where he talks about training with Cadel Evans and his upcoming races in the Bay Crits.
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/melb...000-prize-pool

St Kilda criterium


and also remember the Heffron Park criterium in NSW

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Old 12-16-12, 00:26
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Thanks for that pastronef, should be a great date to run the StKilda race as many will be on holidays and if the weather is good, there should be a great crowd. Hopefully it will get some media coverage during the week.

I see Simon Clarke joins Simon Gerrans in the Australian team for the Herald Sun Tour. GE are not allowed to field a team, so will be interesting to see who else races in that Australian team and which riders fill the remainder of the field, given that there are 18 teams of 6 riders. Expecting to see the team details out in the HeraldSun soon....anyone know who we can expect to see riding alongside Gerrans and Clarke?
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I would say possibly Meyer and Durbridge, they are both going to Langkawi. I would then have a sprinter- Davis or Matthews would be best as they do not need teammates as much as Goss, Howard or Kroupis and then get a domestique like Mouris- they will probably go for another Aussie though.
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http://twitter.com/cjsutton2/status/...693185/photo/1

Sutton has won the Heffron Park criterium
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