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Old 09-08-11, 11:42
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Fan bloody tastic.
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Old 09-08-11, 12:44
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I thought Teklehaymanot was supposed to be the type of rider that could do well in hilly races. It would be a big step up to expect him to doing anything next year but in a year or two perhaps.
As far as climbing goes it appears to be Weening and ...... Weening and did I say Weening.
How will they make up a snappy aussie style nick name for Teklehaymanot, I notice that they have already started misspelling Weening as Wenning in preparation Weno.
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Old 09-08-11, 12:51
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whoa. awesome. just awesome.

soundtrack was fantastic too.
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Old 09-08-11, 12:57
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So what are GE's aim at the Australian level? Anyone who has expereince with Australian sporting culture will understand that the average person on the street will have little interest after the answer to thier first question is "No, Cadel is not on the team", and the sporting public will have even less interest if (and when) the team blows in next years TDF.

Apart from League and Aussie Rules fanatics, Aussies don't follow losing teams, and the (small) majorities opinion on this forum seems to be that GE will, well not struggle, but not set the (cycling) world on fire. Unless you're in the same camp as ingsve, in which case GE will most definately blow.

Will SBS expand thier cycling coverage next season? For the sport to grow in Australia, and the GE brand to gain exposure, it really does need extensive local coverage. Personally I'd love to watch any GE teams at any events next year.

How will the Olympics impact on the GE squad next year? Will losing riders to the Olympic program negatively effect the teams ability to secure enough WT/PT (still learning all this stuff) points for the 2013 season and licensing. Will GE's commitment to the Aussie Olympic riders possiby increase our chances at Gold Medals in London next year? If so, is there a conflict of interest here? It has been mentioned already that the Olympics are bigger here in Australia than the Pro Tour, atleast where the average man on the street is concerned.

What are the real expectations for the team as it's currently constructed next year? What one day Classics, one week Tours, etc, does GE have a legit
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GE's aim at an Australian level will be to peform at races such as the National Championships, Tour Down Under and Herald Sun Tour. I do agree that average Joe will not care mauch about the team if Cadel is not on the team (which he won't be) though in saying that I think the population of people who follow the sport on TV is much larger than people on here think and the demand for cycling in the media is much larger than what the media think.

Aussies always follow sport. They will more likely watch it if we are good at that sport but I think the interest will be there at a higher level than now with a Aus team. I don't think many people expected for them to tap into a whole new market of fans and for them to be finding themselves in the media every day. SBS will grow gradually every year and what from what I've heard they will be showing Amstel live next year. If Australia succeed at the Olympics it will be a big boost. Because every man and his dog watch the olympics in Australia, winning the gold medal in a novice eyes in the Road Race is the be all and end all when we all know it really isn't. That would help the popularity of the sport in Aus and the team GreenEdge.

I think the expectation will be to do well in the Sprints and Classics. They will be the main goals although they will still need a guy like Goss to compete in races such as the Tour as it won't be good if they don't do much in Grand Tours. I personally think that their team is rather weak. They have a few quality riders in Goss and Langeveld and a few very good young riders but I think the team lacks depth. The team has quite a few has-beens and quite a few sprinters. I fear what their first season will be like.

Hope that answered your questions.
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Old 09-09-11, 01:14
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just seen that Jens Keukeleire has signed on...

now seems to another hills classics style rider... ya reckon GE have enough of them yet?
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Old 09-09-11, 01:37
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"I want to become an all round-sprinter, who is able to survive a hill or hard finale, and a classics specialist"
A good rider but yes it seems a bit like more of the same.

http://www.greenedgecycling.com/news
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Old 09-09-11, 01:51
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How will they make up a snappy aussie style nick name for Teklehaymanot, I notice that they have already started misspelling Weening as Wenning in preparation Weno.
Tekles, Teko, now say with Aussie drawl.
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just seen that Jens Keukeleire has signed on...

now seems to another hills classics style rider... ya reckon GE have enough of them yet?
Well, first he would need to have any result that indicates that he can handle any type of hill before he can be relied upon for hilly classics. Right now he'd perform like any other sprinter they have pretty much.
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Old 09-09-11, 02:29
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Well, first he would need to have any result that indicates that he can handle any type of hill before he can be relied upon for hilly classics. Right now he'd perform like any other sprinter they have pretty much.
too true. much as i'm ecstatic about greenedge it's hardly surprising richie porte thought his best hopes of accomplishing something over the next few years lay elsewhere.
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Old 09-09-11, 02:58
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=I think the team is actually looking fairly reasonable now, apart from the fact they don't have anyone who could finish top25 on an MTF. They are a bit of a poor mans Garmin, super strong on the flats - but at least Garmin have a hilly gun in Martin and some token top20 GC guys.
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