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Old 01-25-13, 21:47
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Megalol at people talking about willunga hill like if it was a long climb. The name says it all, it's a hill and the butcher can still improve at all the aspects of racing
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Old 01-25-13, 22:01
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Yeah what's going on? Willunga a long climb? have they lengthened it? it will suit Slagter just fine.
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Old 01-25-13, 22:07
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Megalol at people talking about willunga hill like if it was a long climb. The name says it all, it's a hill and the butcher can still improve at all the aspects of racing
It all depends on form, and it's still January. Riders like Gilbert or Gerrans, who aren't real climbers, can only do well on this kind of hills when they're in good form. For now I'd put Slagter in the same category, as was shown by his stage 2 performance. Do you really expect him to dominate tomorrow's stage?
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Maybe the other teams will let Sky try to chase down the breakaways all day, leaving G on his own at the end. Not sure he's got enough left in the tank at this stage of the season, so anyone else from the top ten
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And Matthew Lloyd for a breakaway ?
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Any thoughts on what way Visconti will ride? Surely work hard for team now?

I think we will see a mix of what you needed for stage 2 and 3.
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And Matthew Lloyd for a breakaway ?
Still trying to work out if he hit the deck again yesterday or not in that Greenedge crash that took out others?. There was certainly a Lampre rider down. He was cut up quite badly already from Corkscrew Hill. Suppose he'll either be suffering and do nothing, or trying to salvage something for the home fans.
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Old 01-25-13, 23:24
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Lloyd seemed affected even before anything yesterday

I found some good bets including Chris Anker at evens over Kasheckin

Thinking Bauer will sacrifice himself for his team today
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I'm going for the butcher....
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Old 01-25-13, 23:32
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Damn i'am feeling so nerveous
LOL, it is the tour down under mate.
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Kelderman and Slagter for the 1-2...in the GC that is. Stage screams Gilbert
Gilbrt does not have the form. If he can't bring it on a steeper climb like Corkscrew, he won't on Wilunga
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Thanks for the preview ACF.. hope you're ok after your hospital visit.

Gerrans for the win on Australia Day!
Thanks, I would have made a much larger preview if I wasn't feeling so ****.
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How tough is willunga compared to Corkscrew Hill?
I think Wilunga is slightly longer and the average grade is a bit more steep but Wilunga does not have the super steep sections that the Corkscrew has. I personally think that Wilunga's more constant gradient will suit Thomas more.

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OLD WILLUNGA the Australian equivilent of the Galibier!

I think it's going to be hotly contested between Macahdo, Moreno, Slagter and possibly Gerrans to get Orica a stage win

Dark horse is Chris Anker Sorensen
Nah, our Galibier is Mt Baw Baw.
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