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Old 01-05-13, 10:47
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can't disagree but isn't that why we love him? last year he did attack the first time up willunga so it wouldn't surprise me if he did it again this year
Well I had money on him last year at ridiculous odds (80 or so I think), so I won't ever forgive him for riding like a retard that day. I could've been rich!
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Old 01-05-13, 11:00
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Well I had money on him last year at ridiculous odds (80 or so I think), so I won't ever forgive him for riding like a retard that day. I could've been rich!
That was his only chance, he isn't going to beat Valverde and Gerrans in a sprint.

And let's face it, until 1 k to go his chances were looking pretty good.
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Old 01-05-13, 11:04
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machado's racing style is hilariously idiotic.

last year with 3 or 4 team mates working in the group he counters pate and gutierrez attack(hardly dangerous riders) who obviously don't work with him so he pushes alone for like 3 or 4k of flat and part of the willunga hill until he is caught with 1 k to go, and then after getting caught instead of sitting on some1's wheel he rides side by side with the group the entire last km lol and it even wasn't side by side with valverde, no it was side by sade with bakelants who was last on the group

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Old 01-05-13, 11:06
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That was his only chance, he isn't going to beat Valverde and Gerrans in a sprint.

And let's face it, until 1 k to go his chances were looking pretty good.
he should have waited for the start of the climb imo, around the same time madrazo attacked, he wasted valuable energy on the flat imo.

also this year he must attack on that stage 2 hill, it looks from the info you posted like a place where a pure climber could put some time into the likes of gerrans and EBH.

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Old 01-05-13, 11:14
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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
For Tiago Machado, no place is the wrong place to attack. His first cycling purchase, before he even got a bike, was "Cycling Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide" by Jacky Durand and Alexander Vinokourov.
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Old 01-05-13, 11:43
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For Tiago Machado, no place is the wrong place to attack. His first cycling purchase, before he even got a bike, was "Cycling Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide" by Jacky Durand and Alexander Vinokourov.
You should mention Barredo as well
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Old 01-05-13, 12:04
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he should have waited for the start of the climb imo, around the same time madrazo attacked, he wasted valuable energy on the flat imo.

also this year he must attack on that stage 2 hill, it looks from the info you posted like a place where a pure climber could put some time into the likes of gerrans and EBH.
How is Machado on the steeper gradients? Not that great, I think?

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For Tiago Machado, no place is the wrong place to attack. His first cycling purchase, before he even got a bike, was "Cycling Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide" by Jacky Durand and Alexander Vinokourov.
Vino? You mean the guy who won a lot of races not by being the strongest, but by being the smartest?

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Old 01-05-13, 12:55
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Lab results have only been given high importance in Australia because of Evans breaking all of the lab records at the AIS and being described as one of the most talented athletes they have had at the AIS, according to the sport scientists. Due to the Evans achieving many top results, this has now become a defining indicator of talent on the road for future riders, which I believe is wrong.
lol, I stopped reading there. that is simply a lie and a really bad one
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Old 01-05-13, 12:56
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Why does GreenEdge need a strong GC rider? They could focus on classics and stages in the way HTC did and the Belgiums normally do.
because in australia only the tour is important
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Old 01-05-13, 13:26
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because in australia only the tour is important
What makes you think that ? Australian TV has good coverage of all the major races. The dedicated cycling fan in Australia is interested in more than just the Tour. Also GE had a pretty good first season and most of their buys are young guys, sprinters and classics riders. I don't think they are too worried about signing a quality GC rider at the moment as that would change the whole structure of the team they have already built. Obviously they are hoping some of the young guys improve in that direction.
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