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Old 01-10-13, 20:25
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Its prediction like that that got you a JVDB avatar.

Just dont see the logic, a strong crit performance isnt suddenly gonna mean he is capable of a great performance on Old Wilunga Hll.

Its unlikely he'll even be the leader for his team.
He's done pretty well in this race before
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Old 01-10-13, 21:09
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He's done pretty well in this race before
in a very different set of circumstances.
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Its prediction like that that got you a JVDB avatar.

Just dont see the logic, a strong crit performance isnt suddenly gonna mean he is capable of a great performance on Old Wilunga Hll.

Its unlikely he'll even be the leader for his team.
It is not an official prediction. From what others on here have said and how strong his performance was, it wouldn't surprise me if he is targetting the TDU. I have always said that the hype around Meyer is unjustified until he proves in the big races.
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...Just dont see the logic, a strong crit performance isnt suddenly gonna mean he is capable of a great performance on Old Wilunga Hll...
Its Wilunga Hill, not Angrilu.
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Old 01-10-13, 23:27
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Its Wilunga Hill, not Angrilu.
if it was Angrilu I'd be taklking about whether he'd be inside the time limit.

you know he lost 6+ mins on the same stage last year?
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if it was Angrilu I'd be taklking about whether he'd be inside the time limit.

you know he lost 6+ mins on the same stage last year?
Did you watch the stage? He was caught behind a massive split up the road that went away over the top of the Wilunga Hill for the 1st time.
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Old 01-11-13, 00:13
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Did you watch the stage? He was caught behind a massive split up the road that went away over the top of the Wilunga Hill for the 1st time.
I'm not sure what your point is, he wasnt up with the head of the race the first time they went over Wilunga in 2012. how does that dispute my position that it is unlikely he will be a major factor on the same stage in 2013.

perhpas you can help me out, do you think

a)meyer will be tough to be beat on stage 5 of tdu 2013
b)meyer wont be much of a factor on stage 5 tdu 2013
c)not sure i'll hedge my bets by hyping him and then saying hype for meyer is unjustified.

and in case I have misunderstood your position

d)i have a consistent view on how cam meyer will perform on the stage in question and it is this...
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This will definately be the best edition of the TDU (not that some of the past have been great to watch). The Montacute stage will b very interesting and in my opinion more important than Willunga. I think it will probably have a solo winnner or very small group but the gain will be very minimal. It wouldnt surprise me if some contenders not on form ruin there race here and now though considering how close the final GC at the TDU always is.

Having grown up little more than a couple of Ks away I agree with a lot of what Tragic has to say. Corkscrew Rd is definately harder than Willunga but a lot shorter.

If your half decent down hill and get to the top of Corkscrew with a gap I cant see you getting caught. The desent is probably more difficult at the top and will b hard to organise a chase behind as you get closer to the bottom the road straightens out. Its a fast desent but the roads are good ( i think there relaying some of the surface at the moment) and its down hill all the way to the finish even the last couple hundred meters.

Willunga in my opinion will be similar to last year with a small group sprint meaning who ever out of that lead group can do well on Montacute should take GC out barring break aways. Stirling I dont think will have a major impact on GC but should be a good day of racing. The other days are typical TDU days flat and probably hot.
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Old 01-11-13, 03:45
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Anyone who is in good form can top5-10 Wilunga. Form is a much better indicator than ability at this stage of the season.
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I dont get it. How can TDU be a WT race if the average stage length is about 100km and most of the stages are flat. Same will apply to other races and especially to those somewhere in China.
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