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12 Jan 2018 23:03

*Looking at the startlist*
'What the **** is "Groupama"? Oh... I'll never get used to this!'

Also, poor ICA...
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13 Jan 2018 05:33

Velolover2 wrote:
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greenedge wrote:I made it a toss-up between him and Kennaugh for that spot and I think Kennaugh could have leadership if only because he's a better climber in general (but will probably prove to be wrong).

I think it's already confirmed that they are riding for McCarthy since he seems to be in-shape and it's his home race. Even Sagan is going to become a super-domestique in support of him.

That said, shorter hills like WH seems to be Kennaugh's thing. He could do well in a race like this.


Correct, Sagan will be working for McCarthy. He will lead him up th OWH until he can no longer follow, then, he will drop TLMRP and everyone else to take the win and the GC. :D


Yeah. McCarthy deserves a chance to lead the team but I would have loved to see Sagan in action on OWH. I even think he could win it if Porte wasn't there.


Nah. Too hard for Sagan. There’s other climbers here beside Porte. If the climbers really race, Sagan would be dropped.
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13 Jan 2018 09:06

RedheadDane wrote:*Looking at the startlist*
'What the **** is "Groupama"? Oh... I'll never get used to this!'


more rubbish from cyclingnews.com.
Groupama-FDJ is NOT the new name of Equipe FDJ until March 4th.
anyway, you know where to look for startlists, etc
I think you'lll find that 97 Axel Domont will turn out to be 97 DENZ Nico
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13 Jan 2018 10:01

I definitely won't have gotten used to it by March 4th either.

And I have a suspicion people are still gonna continue referring to them as "FDJ" in casual speech anyway.
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13 Jan 2018 17:54

Jspear wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:
greenedge wrote:I made it a toss-up between him and Kennaugh for that spot and I think Kennaugh could have leadership if only because he's a better climber in general (but will probably prove to be wrong).

I think it's already confirmed that they are riding for McCarthy since he seems to be in-shape and it's his home race. Even Sagan is going to become a super-domestique in support of him.

That said, shorter hills like WH seems to be Kennaugh's thing. He could do well in a race like this.


Correct, Sagan will be working for McCarthy. He will lead him up th OWH until he can no longer follow, then, he will drop TLMRP and everyone else to take the win and the GC. :D


Yeah. McCarthy deserves a chance to lead the team but I would have loved to see Sagan in action on OWH. I even think he could win it if Porte wasn't there.


Nah. Too hard for Sagan. There’s other climbers here beside Porte. If the climbers really race, Sagan would be dropped.


Yeah but only by a few. I don't see him as any worse than Haas or McCarthy if he decided to go for GC. He'd definitely top 10 the stage.
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14 Jan 2018 04:32

claude cat wrote:On a somewhat related note, Freddy Ovett (Caja Rural) , another ex runner, smashed Melbourne's iconic 1:20 KOM by 40 seconds (previously held by Brendon Canty).
12:20, OMG!
https://www.strava.com/activities/1351109546/


That's ridiculous. I drive up there in about 12 minutes.....
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14 Jan 2018 08:07

Pretty hot conditions coming up in Adelaide and possibly hotter out of the city. Starting at 31C on Tuesday, then climbing Wed to mid 30's, 41 on Thursdsay and then stormy, unsettled warm to hot conditions for the remaining two days. The weather will really impact those who aren't acclimatized. Winds are showing as moderate most of the week but I would expect the northerlies to increase during the day when it climbs to 41C. .
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14 Jan 2018 09:00

Anyone got a link to a stream ?
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14 Jan 2018 09:06

HelloDolly wrote:Anyone got a link to a stream ?

Here in Australia it's on https://www.9now.com.au/live/event-cjcb6jcjr000j0jmjw0szpz12 , but I don't know if that's georestricted or not.
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14 Jan 2018 09:19

stefank wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:Anyone got a link to a stream ?

Here in Australia it's on https://www.9now.com.au/live/event-cjcb6jcjr000j0jmjw0szpz12 , but I don't know if that's georestricted or not.

It is. :(
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14 Jan 2018 09:22

HelloDolly wrote:Anyone got a link to a stream ?

on freeview tv
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14 Jan 2018 09:24

Break slowing. Quickstep, Mitcheton & Lotto chasing.
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14 Jan 2018 09:53

Sagan takes it.
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14 Jan 2018 09:54

Sagan wins.
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14 Jan 2018 09:55

Do voodoo dolls work on television networks?
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14 Jan 2018 09:59

Hopefully he is up for the sprints in Down Under. He seems to be in great shape.
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14 Jan 2018 10:00

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14 Jan 2018 10:01

Boo, hiss! VPN working fine on 9now stream and 2 laps to go and they decided to cut it off to show the bloody cricket :mad: :mad:
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14 Jan 2018 10:02

Didn’t get to see the finish, apparently telling us that we can’t we stream the cricket is more important...
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14 Jan 2018 10:02

The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?
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