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Old 01-04-13, 06:50
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The TDU seems to have suffered a form of breakdown, I think caused by its unwavering support of and association with lance Armstrong.

A lot of sponsors and people are gutted, the fall out tremendous. People just left burned.

Publicity in Australia has almost been zero this time around.

I think it has been knocked back a good 5 years in terms of development.
Really? I have heard many promos for it? It is just the same as other years. Don't sweat about it as the press around the event will increase once the event becomes closer. Over 2 weeks away.
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Old 01-04-13, 07:26
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The TDU seems to have suffered a form of breakdown, I think caused by its unwavering support of and association with lance Armstrong.

A lot of sponsors and people are gutted, the fall out tremendous. People just left burned.

Publicity in Australia has almost been zero this time around.

I think it has been knocked back a good 5 years in terms of development.
Yeah it definitely used to get more advance publicity but the South Australians and the real cycling fans will keep supporting it. The shock of the Armstrong news was not such a a shock to many people although sponsors and the public always see things differently. Good riders keep attending and the good teams seem to think it is worthwhile. The furor will blow over and it is a good event early in the season. Eddy's appearance at the race and the Badger this year is also good PR for it.
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The TDU seems to have suffered a form of breakdown, I think caused by its unwavering support of and association with lance Armstrong.

A lot of sponsors and people are gutted, the fall out tremendous. People just left burned.

Publicity in Australia has almost been zero this time around.

I think it has been knocked back a good 5 years in terms of development.
Really? I see lots more cyclists than ever on the roads, hopefully that translates to some spectators on the side of the road. I do get the odd smart **** coment at work though re drugs etc, but whats new. I am headed to the race for the first time and really looking forward to it. A family member lives at the bottom of old wilunga hill so I migh have to take the bike a do a recon ride.
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A family member lives at the bottom of old wilunga hill so I migh have to take the bike a do a recon ride.
I'd be interested in hearing how many people make it there. I went to the TDU the first year LA made it and hill was packed.

I think it's a great event that lets you get so close to some of the biggest names in cycling.
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Radioshack Leopard Trek for People's Choice Classic and TdU:

BENNETT George
DIDIER Laurent
HERMANS Ben
MACHADO Tiago
SCHLECK Andy
SERGENT Jesse
VOIGT Jens

DS: Josť Azevedo (Kim Andersen broke a leg during skiing holiday)

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Old 01-05-13, 09:52
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Radioshack Leopard Trek for People's Choice Classic and TdU:

BENNETT George
DIDIER Laurent
HERMANS Ben
MACHADO Tiago
SCHLECK Andy
SERGENT Jesse
VOIGT Jens

DS: Josť Azevedo (Kim Andersen broke a leg during skiing holiday)

http://sport.rtl.lu/cyclissem/news/373061.html
Damm I'd love to be there to see Schleck (and of course Mr Voigt.)
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Radioshack Leopard Trek for People's Choice Classic and TdU:

BENNETT George
DIDIER Laurent
HERMANS Ben
MACHADO Tiago
SCHLECK Andy
SERGENT Jesse
VOIGT Jens

DS: Josť Azevedo (Kim Andersen broke a leg during skiing holiday)

http://sport.rtl.lu/cyclissem/news/373061.html
watching schleck launching machado on stage 2 and on willunga will be something to behold
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watching schleck launching machado on stage 2 and on willunga will be something to behold
Yes, Machado will be back with Andy at about 10 minutes behind the peloton. Machado will be holding Andy's hand on the descent of a small hill because Frank is not there.
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watching schleck launching machado on stage 2 and on willunga will be something to behold
You mean with 50 km to go on stage two and the first, not the second, ascent of Willunga? Let's face it, Machado never attacks at the right place
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You mean with 50 km to go on stage two and the first, not the second, ascent of Willunga? Let's face it, Machado never attacks at the right place
can't disagree but isn't that why we love him? last year he attacked on the flat btw the willunga climbs so it wouldn't surprise me if he went sooner this year

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