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Old 01-05-13, 23:27
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lol, I stopped reading there. that is simply a lie and a really bad one
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because in australia only the tour is important
Well, this post shows your lack of knowledge of Australia, so maybe I should stop reading your posts?
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Old 01-06-13, 01:29
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Well, this post shows your lack of knowledge of Australia, so maybe I should stop reading your posts?[/QUOTE]

What he meant to say was that the world only cares about the Tour not just Australia. General public. In other words the comment is completely pointless like so many others.
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Old 01-06-13, 10:34
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Without even knowing the OGE team for the TDU, I am feeling more and more that it will be a two pronged Simon attack. Both have just raced the Herald Sun Tour and Clarke (who we didn't see in January last year) is looking great. He comes off a pretty successful Vuelta, is going well in the hills and unless he is relegated to Gerrans Lieutenant, will be a formidable force.

Another interesting Aussie contender is CJ Sutton who is flying at the moment and ready to break the OGE hold on the Australian Champions jersey. He is doing a lot of training with Geraint Thomas who I think will also ride well in South Australia.

The hot weather isn't to be underestimated either as Matty Goss found out last Friday. Arriving from a cold European winter will need some reasonable acclimatisation and Goss lost over 30mins in the excrutiating 40+ C weather. Every likelihood that Adelaide/S.A will get similar weather over the TDU.
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Old 01-06-13, 10:42
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G is already looking skinny, hopefully he can surprise, willunga hill should be doable for him.
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Old 01-06-13, 11:13
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G is already looking skinny, hopefully he can surprise, willunga hill should be doable for him.
Can he go with better puncheurs like Gerrans or some of the other Australians and Spaniards? I doubt that.

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Without even knowing the OGE team for the TDU, I am feeling more and more that it will be a two pronged Simon attack. Both have just raced the Herald Sun Tour and Clarke (who we didn't see in January last year) is looking great. He comes off a pretty successful Vuelta, is going well in the hills and unless he is relegated to Gerrans Lieutenant, will be a formidable force.

Another interesting Aussie contender is CJ Sutton who is flying at the moment and ready to break the OGE hold on the Australian Champions jersey. He is doing a lot of training with Geraint Thomas who I think will also ride well in South Australia.

The hot weather isn't to be underestimated either as Matty Goss found out last Friday. Arriving from a cold European winter will need some reasonable acclimatisation and Goss lost over 30mins in the excrutiating 40+ C weather. Every likelihood that Adelaide/S.A will get similar weather over the TDU.
Many of the Euros come out a week before to acclimatise. I think they should be alright.
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Old 01-06-13, 21:27
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Many of the Euros come out a week before to acclimatise. I think they should be alright.[/QUOTE]

I am not so sure on that unless they are coming from training in warmer locations, especially if the temps start to get above 35C. It is an interesting physiological question.

I think a week will prepare them ok for the moderate days but the really hot days will be too much for them if they have come from winter training. Will be interesting to see the earliest weather reports and see if any super hot days are coming. The day we (Melbourne) had 41C last week, Adelaide had mid 40's and a very strong, hot wind.
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Old 01-06-13, 22:40
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well machado has been racing and training with temperatures over 40c all his life so he will be just fine.

he gave a small interview to jornalciclismo:
http://jornalciclismo.com/?p=29123

"if i have a dorsal on my back and a helmet on my head then i am racing to win"

also disagrees with the interviewer hints that his excessive aggressiveness does more harm then good to his results.

good to see he isn't going to become a conservative rider after a bad season
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Old 01-06-13, 22:53
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also disagrees with the interviewer hints that his excessive aggressiveness does more harm then good to his results.

good to see he isn't going to become a conservative rider after a bad season
No, bad. Remember what happened to Froome when he decided he was gong to be more conservative rather than waste energy attacking
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Not perfect thread, but Australian racing so here goes.

Is there some official startlist on whos riding the Aussie Nats ITT and RR ?
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Not perfect thread, but Australian racing so here goes.

Is there some official startlist on whos riding the Aussie Nats ITT and RR ?
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...ns-start-list#
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