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Old 01-08-13, 06:05
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I agree with this. I rode for a week with both Neylan and Gilmore in December. Neylan is WAY stronger.

In the men's Simon Clarke is getting pretty strong. He had his appendix out in late November and so lost a bit of training - I think he might be ahead of Gerrans right now in terms of fitness.
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Old 01-08-13, 06:15
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Massive bushfire just outside of Ballarat. Supposedly it is not far away from Wendouree, where tomorrow's time trial will be held. Seems likely that the race will have to be called off. The fire is only 25km away from the course. In saying this, there will be much cooler weather tomorrow with some rain which may help the situation.
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Old 01-08-13, 08:18
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Prediction for the time trial:

1. Durbridge
2. Dennis
3. Porte
4. Bobridge
5. Wurf
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Old 01-08-13, 08:22
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Prediction for the time trial:

1. Durbridge
2. Dennis
3. Porte
4. Bobridge
5. Wurf
No, Durbridge grabbed the Cyclingnews headlines by hitting a pothole, so now he'll finish dead last

BTW, why no Meyer in the TT?
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Old 01-08-13, 08:33
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No, Durbridge grabbed the Cyclingnews headlines by hitting a pothole, so now he'll finish dead last

BTW, why no Meyer in the TT?
I guess he thinks he can challenge in the RR and doesn't see the point in racing for Silver in the TT. He's still in Perth but will do the crit on Thursday.
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Old 01-08-13, 08:36
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I guess he thinks he can challenge in the RR and doesn't see the point in racing for Silver in the TT. He's still in Perth but will do the crit on Thursday.
Last year he lost it by just a few seconds... if he gives up they might as well all do the same.
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Old 01-08-13, 08:42
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I like Meyer as a big chance in the RR. This is a guess but I reckon he is really disappointed in what happened last year at Bunniyong when he looked the winner at one stage. To go hunger flat and almost ride backwards would have been a big shock to him and I am guessing he is out to avenge that "mistake" and win the jersey. He will be on a much stricter road racing training regime now and I feel he will have a top year, which would be nicely supplemented with the Aussie champs jersey.

Of course none of us know what the OGE plan is but going on last year they tend to go with 3 or 4 adaptable plans based on how their riders are feeling and also the positions of the main contenders. My pick though is still Simon Clarke, he looked good up Arthurs Seat in the HST and as long as the team management give him the green light, he is a huge chance. Hopefully he will also be riding the TDU. Plenty of great opposition for OGE though and it will be interesting to see what allegiances are built by other professional teams and independant riders. Great race coming up.
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On the bush fires, it seems odd that there has been no media on it from the organisers. This map shows were the bush fires are currently relative to the course, which is from Lake Wendouree and to the west of that.
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Howson and Gillow won the U23 and Women's ITT championships respectively. The men to start in 10 minutes.
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Any updates ACF?
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