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2013 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 1: Prospect -> Lobethal, 135km

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22 Jan 2013 04:21

Flux Capacity wrote:I wasn't concentrating. :p Where the hell was Goss?


He wasn't close enough to the front of the peloton once they finished the undulating hills near the finish.
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22 Jan 2013 04:21

biker jk wrote:" You should be looking for the guy you don't see". Robbie putting Phil in his place.
Ha! Yep, maybe McEwen knows more about bunch sprinting that Philbie. Gold :D
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22 Jan 2013 04:21

Hopefully Demare will get a better leadout on the next flat stage.
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22 Jan 2013 04:21

geeezus christ greipel!!!1

where the hell is goss? he better have finished ahead of guardini <_>
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22 Jan 2013 04:22

Flux Capacity wrote:I wasn't concentrating. :p Where the hell was Goss?


Inside the last 1km the said he was down in about 20th, the pace of the last 10k's over those little hills maybe just too much if he isnt in good form.

Impressive from Greipel
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22 Jan 2013 04:24

Greipel very easily. Surprised that more of the teams did not attack.
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22 Jan 2013 04:25

Von Hoff could not hold the wheel which created the gap. EBH got boxed in by Von Hoff.
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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22 Jan 2013 04:26

Thanks for the replies about Goss
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22 Jan 2013 04:26

Greipel looked great, both in terms of his climbing legs and, obviously, his sprint. I think that the gap was exaggerated by Van Hoff losing his wheel and marooning everyone else behind, but it was still an excellent display.
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22 Jan 2013 04:39

Greipel demolished the rest, Von Hoff looked as if he was going backwards when Greipel kicked. I think Demare can win a stage against him but needs better placing and Goss was nowhere- so i shall not say he shall win a stage with Greipel likely to feature again for the rest of the TDU.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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22 Jan 2013 05:29

If today is an example of how the CN Live coverage will be for the rest of the TDU, then they should give up now.....according to the scant coverage it is still in progress.....the editor presumably gave up and left.
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22 Jan 2013 06:36

Just follow the official ticker:

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/live-feed.htm
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22 Jan 2013 06:49

Afrank wrote:That's why I love the Aussie races, I just sat down for dinner here on the west coast. :D


Same here. The coverage usually happens around the evening here. No having to wake up early in the morning for the Tour Down Under :D
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22 Jan 2013 07:04

Zinoviev Letter wrote:Greipel looked great, both in terms of his climbing legs and, obviously, his sprint. I think that the gap was exaggerated by Van Hoff losing his wheel and marooning everyone else behind, but it was still an excellent display.

Indeed, Van Hoff screwed everyone else over with his terrible sprint, but of course, sprinting slowly is no crime :p

Demare looked really fast as well, wonder if he could've been close to Greipel with a better position. Last year he was one of very few sprinters who managed to beat Greipel head to head in a flat sprint.
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22 Jan 2013 07:21

Parrulo wrote:kangaroos and kualas are cute, very cute actually, all kinds of deadly snakes, spiders, lizards, sharks, and pretty much every other animal in australia are not :p

i am starting to feel silly for not putting more money on phill for the overall win :o


What about wombats, they are not deadly, I don't think so. They are slow and fat.

Where the hell was Tyler, is he lead out for von Hoff :confused:
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22 Jan 2013 08:05

LaFlorecita wrote:What about wombats, they are not deadly, I don't think so. They are slow and fat.:


Deadly, no, but they can have a mean streak. They may be fat but can actually move amazingly quickly.
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22 Jan 2013 08:08

105 Andy SCHLECK LUX RLT +1:19 hihihihi
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22 Jan 2013 09:20

Can anybody explain to me why Argos, as a sprint oriented team, is WT, if their highest placed rider in a sprint stage is Koen de Kort at 67th.
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22 Jan 2013 09:21

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Can anybody explain to me why Argos, as a sprint oriented team, is WT, if their highest placed rider in a sprint stage is Koen de Kort at 67th.

Because Marcel Kittel is a very, very limited rider. And De Kort probably was hoping for him to return in the peloton.
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22 Jan 2013 09:22

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Can anybody explain to me why Argos, as a sprint oriented team, is WT, if their highest placed rider in a sprint stage is Koen de Kort at 67th.

Indeed :o :o :o
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