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23 Mar 2017 18:53

Haussler is nearly the most gifted Aussie cyclist in the last 10 years but has never prepared himself as a professional - A wasted talent - Have to think Durbridge can top 10 in the RVV on his recent form.
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24 Mar 2017 02:04

Interested to see how Hayman goes at Roubaix again this year. Incredible ride last year.
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24 Mar 2017 07:02

Well, problem for Hayman is it's a bit hard to be a surprise-winner twice in a row. Now everyone knows what he's capable of.
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24 Mar 2017 07:58

RedheadDane wrote:Well, problem for Hayman is it's a bit hard to be a surprise-winner twice in a row. Now everyone knows what he's capable of.

Like Van Summeren before him, the other contenders knew what Hayman is capable of - especially EBH and Stannard. Hayman has never been an outright favourite, but he'd been one of the very best 2nd options at Roubaix for a while, he just had bad luck at Orica until last year.

There was a reason Boonen marked him closely and Stannard flicked him in the Carrefour l'abre
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24 Mar 2017 10:11

I doubt he'll be in the early break this year.
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24 Mar 2017 10:48

That's it everybody! The truth must out. There are no Australian riders. There have never been any Australian riders. There will never be any Australian riders. Why? You ask.
Because Australia doesn't exist!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-conspiracy-theory?utm_term=.gfyvXZNBW#.tmy7qQdlb

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24 Mar 2017 11:49

RedheadDane wrote:That's it everybody! The truth must out. There are no Australian riders. There have never been any Australian riders. There will never be any Australian riders. Why? You ask.
Because Australia doesn't exist!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-conspiracy-theory?utm_term=.gfyvXZNBW#.tmy7qQdlb

:p


This explains why I yet have to meet a woman called Sheila :lol:
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24 Mar 2017 11:57

RedheadDane wrote:Well, problem for Hayman is it's a bit hard to be a surprise-winner twice in a row. Now everyone knows what he's capable of.


It was a surprise but his results at Roubaix have always been good and it's his favorite race so I still expect him to perform well.
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24 Mar 2017 12:04

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Elegant Degenerate wrote:Where is Hausler this year?

Don't recall hearing about an injury or other problem, but hasn't raced.


I know he had a knee injury in January which is why he missed the Australian races so I'm guessing that's why we haven't seen him yet this season. According to PCS he's down to ride RVV and Roubaix but that might be wishful thinking.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/haussler-to-miss-all-the-spring-classics-due-to-slow-recovery-from-knee-injury

Well, there we go
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24 Mar 2017 12:06

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:That's it everybody! The truth must out. There are no Australian riders. There have never been any Australian riders. There will never be any Australian riders. Why? You ask.
Because Australia doesn't exist!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-conspiracy-theory?utm_term=.gfyvXZNBW#.tmy7qQdlb

:p


This explains why I yet have to meet a woman called Sheila :lol:


Now I am starting to doubt my own existence and not a sheila in sight !
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24 Mar 2017 16:46

Anyone following Cadel at cape fear
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25 Mar 2017 04:30

Scarponi wrote:Anyone following Cadel at cape fear


No, last I heard, George and he were in second place.
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26 Mar 2017 00:46

Caleb Ewan, of course, is a rare breed, lightning fast and intelligent sprinter, riders like that are not a dime a dozen, but Australia in general, have a fine history of producing talented sprinters! What about other young up and coming Australian fast men?

I think the Australian sprinter with the most momentum at the moment might be young Jason Lowndes!

J. Lowndes is a big muscular guy (1.94cm -83kg) - When it gets above 60kmph, that's where he excels. With his size and ability to hold position at those speeds and higher, he could potentially become a good boulevard sprinter. He is trained by former veteran pro Graeme Brown who must be a pretty good guy to have in your corner (when we talk about sprinting).

Lowndes started at age 16 with some xc mtb, however, 2015 was his first full road year, with that taken into consideration his 2016 campaign was highly promising, he among other sprinted against some of the best youth sprinters at Olympia's Tour and of course the U23 Worlds in Doha... Lets see how he handles the adaptation of living in Europe, not always an easy thing for a Australian at that age, but I defiantly say the potential is there for a good career!

Sprintres like Jesse Karisson and Brenton Jones also have great top-speed and are stunning athletes but seem to excel more on the Australian/Asian scene. --- Scott Sunderland is mega fast and going from strength to strength and making a really good transition to the road, maybe he has time a little bit against him, but he has pro-conti potential at least!

Is it all about Caleb? Or can some of these youngsters step-up?
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26 Mar 2017 02:26

Jakob747 wrote:Caleb Ewan, of course, is a rare breed, lightning fast and intelligent sprinter, riders like that are not a dime a dozen, but Australia in general, have a fine history of producing talented sprinters! What about other young up and coming Australian fast men?

I think the Australian sprinter with the most momentum at the moment might be young Jason Lowndes!

J. Lowndes is a big muscular guy (1.94cm -83kg) - When it gets above 60kmph, that's where he excels. With his size and ability to hold position at those speeds and higher, he could potentially become a good boulevard sprinter. He is trained by former veteran pro Graeme Brown who must be a pretty good guy to have in your corner (when we talk about sprinting).

Lowndes started at age 16 with some xc mtb, however, 2015 was his first full road year, with that taken into consideration his 2016 campaign was highly promising, he among other sprinted against some of the best youth sprinters at Olympia's Tour and of course the U23 Worlds in Doha... Lets see how he handles the adaptation of living in Europe, not always an easy thing for a Australian at that age, but I defiantly say the potential is there for a good career!

Sprintres like Jesse Karisson and Brenton Jones also have great top-speed and are stunning athletes but seem to excel more on the Australian/Asian scene. --- Scott Sunderland is mega fast and going from strength to strength and making a really good transition to the road, maybe he has time a little bit against him, but he has pro-conti potential at least!

Is it all about Caleb? Or can some of these youngsters step-up?

It's all Ewan for now, but Lowndes and Jones have potential.

Onto the classics now - Durbridge is continuing a decent run of results. Hopefully he does well at De Panne and Roubaix.
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03 Apr 2017 21:16

Aussie clean sweep of the podium at Pais Vasco.
Is that a first for Aussies in Europe?
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04 Apr 2017 19:08

Kirby will have the answer tomorrow.
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19 Apr 2017 01:01

yaco wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:
yaco wrote:Lucas hamilton continues his good form - 2nd in Belvedere and Palio del Recioto - Will be in the WT in 2017.


He clearly isn't.
Unless you mean he could become a stagiare.
Unless-unless you meant 2018?
Of course he could become a stagiare in 2017, and then sign a full contract in 2018.


Should be 2018 - He could ride as a stagiare in 2017.

Thought J Hindley might have been next in line for a gig?
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19 Apr 2017 01:41

swuzzlebubble wrote:
yaco wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:
yaco wrote:Lucas hamilton continues his good form - 2nd in Belvedere and Palio del Recioto - Will be in the WT in 2017.


He clearly isn't.
Unless you mean he could become a stagiare.
Unless-unless you meant 2018?
Of course he could become a stagiare in 2017, and then sign a full contract in 2018.


Should be 2018 - He could ride as a stagiare in 2017.

Thought J Hindley might have been next in line for a gig?

Me too. I'd be surprised if Hindley doesn't get a stagiaire ride this year, or a full ride next year. Hamilton is showing talent but another 12 months as an U23 wouldn't hurt.
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19 Apr 2017 02:27

yaco wrote:
greenedge wrote:Gerrans could have a good chance at MSR too, his sprint seems to have improved over the last few years. I'm wondering if Edmonson will ride the cobbled races too, if so Catalunya seems to be an odd race for him (even though there is a TTT and he has to gain mountainous endurance somewhere).


Gerrans will be the back up protected rider like in 2012 when he won MSR - Remember Goss was the protected rider in 2012 - Orica seems to think Edmondson will be a Ronde Vlaaanderen rider, though I've seen nothing to indicate this in his riding - Orica expect a podium from A.Yates at Catalunya - This will be supported by a strong TT squad in the 41km TTT.


edmonson won the espoir de Ronde, so he was 19 and won the 160km version of the u23s.

He also had a good RVV debut in the pros last week, rolling in with the third or fourth group, I think he sprinted for his placing in that group.

he has the legs to go 3'50"in the TP, so he has watts to burn
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19 Apr 2017 02:29

yaco wrote:Kirby will have the answer tomorrow.


a 4'12" qualifying in the IP. smoking

wonder how fast the hongkers track was?
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