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Old 01-02-13, 12:55
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But apart from Gerrans, which Aussie stands a chance? Matt Lloyd?
One of the Garmin riders perhaps? Haas, or Morton could do well on this course, and especially Dennis has a shot at the podium if he's got last year's form.

And Rogers/Porte ofc.
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Old 01-02-13, 13:18
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One of the Garmin riders perhaps? Haas, or Morton could do well on this course, and especially Dennis has a shot at the podium if he's got last year's form.

And Rogers/Porte ofc.
Yeah, Morton maybe. Rohan Dennis doesn't strike me as a real climber, last year he was strong on Willunga but Corkscrew might be a bit too steep. I mean, in 2011 Bobridge was one of the strongest on Willunga but I wouldn't exactly consider him an overall favourite either.

I forgot about Rogers, Porte won't be there.
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Gerrans will be the man for me unless Clarke steps up this year. Find it hard to see how the Europeans will take it as seriously as the Aussies unless there's a point to prove but it's too far away from many of their main targets.
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Gerrans will be the man for me unless Clarke steps up this year. Find it hard to see how the Europeans will take it as seriously as the Aussies unless there's a point to prove but it's too far away from many of their main targets.
I think there will be a few Europeans who will be somewhat competitive. Enough to make the show fun I hope.
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Looking at last year's Willunga stage again, Eddy Bo Hagen rode really well when all eggs were put in the Rogers basket. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him climb better this year and the finish suits. I'd rate him as the biggest European danger. If Gilbert is bang on form in January, I'd be very surprised. But he's got the class.
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But apart from Gerrans, which Aussie stands a chance? Matt Lloyd?
Porte if he rode it. Bobridge. Haas and Dennis too.
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Looking at last year's Willunga stage again, Eddy Bo Hagen rode really well when all eggs were put in the Rogers basket. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him climb better this year and the finish suits. I'd rate him as the biggest European danger. If Gilbert is bang on form in January, I'd be very surprised. But he's got the class.
He'll certainly be up there in Willunga, he's posted great test results in Mallorca. I heard he was the 2nd fastest up San Salvador for instance, only beaten by Dombrowski.

But he could fall out of contention on stage 2 as that last wall could be too steep for him if some of the in-form puncheurs/climbers attack early.
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No Ewan

http://mobile.news.com.au/sport/more...73ffe1b822c6f3

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The 18-year-old will not be considered for national team UniSA-Australia - which is a wildcard entry in the TDU - because he is a first-year senior.

The hype surrounding Ewan continued this week when he beat some of Australia's top sprinters to win the opening stage of the Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong.

UniSA-Australia director Dave Sanders has no doubt Ewan would be up to the challenge of the TDU, but said selectors would not be tempted to throw him to the wolves.

"I'd love to have him and he'd be very competitive ... but a one-hour criterium is different to a 140km road stage and I accept that," Sanders said.

"I'm sure we'll see many years of him in that competition (WorldTour)."
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What do Aussies think about the prospects of Cam Meyer? He's being touted as the next GC contender from Australia.
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What do Aussies think about the prospects of Cam Meyer? He's being touted as the next GC contender from Australia.
Only for stage races without climbs. He is not a great climber by any stretch of the imagination.
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