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Old 01-02-13, 11:15
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A Greenedge walkover? They didn't win a single stage... and the overall only due to some lucky bonus seconds.
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A little Googling gave me the following description of that climb:



Sounds like a proper wall. Slagter FTW!
Woah, didn't realize it was that hard! That could take guys like EBH out of contention. Seems way harder than Willunga imo, but people might come back on the descent.
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Old 01-02-13, 11:19
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Did find this article on the San Luis thread;
http://procyclingbet.com/fr/content/tour-de-san-luis-1

If it is accurate, it would seem like Howard won't be riding in South Australia.
Had forgotten that, I think I saw him in an interview saying he was going and hoping to clock up an early season win, so maybe swap in Docker. And given your weather update for the Jayco Tour maybe a big day of sitting in the bunch for day 1!!
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Old 01-02-13, 11:23
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A Greenedge walkover? They didn't win a single stage... and the overall only due to some lucky bonus seconds.
Them winning the overall was a walkover, something that I hope is not repeated.
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Old 01-02-13, 11:34
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Them winning the overall was a walkover, something that I hope is not repeated.
How was it a walkover? Valverde was the strongest, he only lost the race because Gerrans snuck in before him on that Stirling finish.
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Old 01-02-13, 11:48
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I can't wait for the Tour Down Under, the kick start to the season and a brilliant race in general. I'll be back on Twitter analyzing the races and providing advice on who the best bets are for the races ahead for the season. Last year I nominated Simon Gerrans for the win and had 3 stage wins so made a killing. This year, once again, the Aussie Champs will provide some key insights into who's in form but the stage wins should go Greipel's way again, at least early doors.
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Old 01-02-13, 11:54
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Them winning the overall was a walkover, something that I hope is not repeated.
Winning the overall by 0 seconds is a walkover?
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Old 01-02-13, 11:58
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How was it a walkover? Valverde was the strongest, he only lost the race because Gerrans snuck in before him on that Stirling finish.
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Winning the overall by 0 seconds is a walkover?
My comment was a bit hyperbolic. I think I was more so referring to the general Summer in Australia, where GreenEdge did quite well.
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Old 01-02-13, 12:17
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Hard to make a case for most of the Europeans coming out for an overall win unless they trained through from the end of the 2012 season. The Astana boys look solid though....
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Old 01-02-13, 12:50
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Hard to make a case for most of the Europeans coming out for an overall win unless they trained through from the end of the 2012 season. The Astana boys look solid though....
But apart from Gerrans, which Aussie stands a chance? Matt Lloyd?
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