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Old 01-25-13, 10:15
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G is gonna take care of this himself.
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Gilbert did crash at that stage.
Not until after he couldn't follow the leaders.
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Slagter I see as being a good uphill sprinter but when it comes to climbing I don't think he will stand out

Gilbert even before his crash was lagging behind.

Thomas with his finishing kick would be a good bet as he would look to keep everything together. Moreno seems very strong as was superb last year on Willunga. Hermans would be my dark horse.
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Old 01-25-13, 10:45
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How the hell is Thomas a better climber than Slagter?
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Old 01-25-13, 10:48
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thomas will gift this stage to kash

i don't think that moreno will be stronger than g, didn't look like on corkscrew.
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It will be interesting to see whats going to happen on the first climb of Willunga hill, will some teams try to reduce the bunch a lot? If so then it might get really hard for Thomas to controll the race, as I dont think many other Sky's will survive then.

But then again there might be some other guys looking for a stage win or riding for their GC guy that wont let other people get to far in front.
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How the hell is Thomas a better climber than Slagter?
Thomas was better on Corkscrew, that won't change in a few days.

Perhaps Slagter will even lose a top5 after Willunga with those small gaps in GC.
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This is it! the decider!

Kinda hard to make an assumption on who is going to win most of the top 10 could have a chance of winning.
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Old 01-25-13, 10:58
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Teams are big, many are in play GC wise. Tight control all the way.
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Old 01-25-13, 10:59
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Thomas was better on Corkscrew, that won't change in a few days.

Perhaps Slagter will even lose a top5 after Willunga with those small gaps in GC.
Could be, yes. I didn't see that stage, I thought that Thomas just won the sprint but now I see he actually won 4 secs. My bad.
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