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Old 01-20-13, 12:14
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CN journo and long time Lance fangirl, Jane Aubrey seems to think that Goss has super form because of his performance tonight.
You have to agree he's back. To his favourite 2nd place behind a top sprinter.
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Isn't it just the same as last year's, with one extra lap? I don't see what that will change to the race, except maybe a few more sprinters being dropped.
Stage 2 will shape the race for mine.
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You have to agree he's back. To his favourite 2nd place behind a top sprinter.
EDIT: missed the joke.
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Old 01-20-13, 12:45
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Isn't it just the same as last year's, with one extra lap? I don't see what that will change to the race, except maybe a few more sprinters being dropped.
The stage has 2000-2500m of climbing but the circuit itself is not hard enough to be selective on its own. Unless it's raced aggressively from the very first climb it will be a group of 30-40 like usual.
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The stage has 2000-2500m of climbing but the circuit itself is not hard enough to be selective on its own. Unless it's raced aggressively from the very first climb it will be a group of 30-40 like usual.
There is usually more than 40 but to say there will be no difference between 3 laps and 6 laps is nonsensical.
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Old 01-20-13, 12:55
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It's like the Valkenburg circuit, they could ride around for days and it wouldn't be selective if the pace isn't forced. What happens depends entirely on the actions of the teams. The more significant difference is that there are no flat roads anywhere in the stage, which could influence the way it's raced.

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Did you watch the sprint?

Because of the split, it was a two man sprint with everyone trailing. He lost the sprint. To say he's back on that basis is the signs of a blind fanboy.
Yes, coming last in a sprint is a sure sign of Goss in form.
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Old 01-20-13, 20:28
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Did you watch the sprint?

Because of the split, it was a two man sprint with everyone trailing. He lost the sprint. To say he's back on that basis is the signs of a blind fanboy.
He was clearly joking. "Back to his favourite 2nd place" is hardly the blinding praise of a fanboy.
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Melbourne/Victoria has better beaches. Melbourne is not super hot like Adelaide is. Melbourne has great wine, go to the Yarra Valley my friend. I have barely started my friend.
Sydney trumps you all...
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But, but, we have the Tour Down Under -- and pie floaters!
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