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01 Jan 2013 21:39

Michele wrote:Glad that Caleb Ewan confirmed himself this year as well.
What a promising kid!


Yeah. he's a huge talent on the road or the track. Whether he's climbing, riding track enduro or sprints, he has it all.

I hope he continues to develop over the coming years because he has a nice, relaxed temperament as well.

The way he beat Renshaw and Graeme Brown recently at the Clarence Street Cyclery Cup and has then beat other big names on the road - he certainly has a bright future.

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01 Jan 2013 23:23

Didn't realize that Ewan's coach is Brad McGee. Wonder if he will direct Ewan to Orica GreenEdge? Would be a real pity if the Aussie OGE team misses out on him. Can anyone help with the qualification rules re. age on world tour teams, is Ewan too young yet to be signed? Matt Goss may not want him at OGE, he looks to be quicker than Docker, Howard and Kroupis....not sure how he would go against a fit and ready to ride Goss.

OGE must be looking at replacing Julian Dean who has retired. If Ewan is too young, any ideas on who they might sign?
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02 Jan 2013 00:44

Wilba60 wrote:Didn't realize that Ewan's coach is Brad McGee. Wonder if he will direct Ewan to Orica GreenEdge? Would be a real pity if the Aussie OGE team misses out on him. Can anyone help with the qualification rules re. age on world tour teams, is Ewan too young yet to be signed? Matt Goss may not want him at OGE, he looks to be quicker than Docker, Howard and Kroupis....not sure how he would go against a fit and ready to ride Goss.

OGE must be looking at replacing Julian Dean who has retired. If Ewan is too young, any ideas on who they might sign?


Being a first year U23 they could sign him but I think he's going to spend a year with the feeder team (Jayco-AIS) first. He was riding a Scott yesterday
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02 Jan 2013 01:29

Video of stage 1 of the Bay Cycling Classic. Mens race starts a bit before the 15 minute mark.
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02 Jan 2013 03:31

woodie wrote:Being a first year U23 they could sign him but I think he's going to spend a year with the feeder team (Jayco-AIS) first. He was riding a Scott yesterday

Jayco AIS has ceased to exist. The whole AIS programme has been revamped and it should be national team like (as they did with Eclipse's Jayco Honey Shotz team in Singkarak and other Asian races this year) and will not be a full fledged continental team.

Jane Aubrey (one of CN's best imo) reported on it extensively around the start of October. Search 2 retain will now take over from Eclipse in Asia for the young uns' development, which looks to be Cam Bayly and maybe even Van Der Ploeg.

Ewan may still need to find a club.
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02 Jan 2013 03:54

Ewan will surely be one of those racing out of Varese though?
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02 Jan 2013 04:04

The Worlds? Aye, has to be a shoo in, no? Unless Australia go climb heavy.
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02 Jan 2013 04:06

Ferminal wrote:Ewan will surely be one of those racing out of Varese though?


Correct.

There were a number of teams sniffing around looking for him (Im sure one of which was Brad's old team Saxo with Brad now being his coach), he has/had a number of options including going straight up to seniors, however he has been given some good advice not to rush and looks set for at least 1 year in the u23s
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02 Jan 2013 05:31

Durbridge won in Portarlington.
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02 Jan 2013 11:18

Ruudz0r wrote:Video of stage 1 of the Bay Cycling Classic. Mens race starts a bit before the 15 minute mark.


I apparently failed to insert a link here is the video: http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/13481027971/mitchelton-bay-cycling-classic-stage-1
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02 Jan 2013 14:00

auscyclefan94 wrote:Durbridge won in Portarlington.


Good, I expect much more from him in '13.
Possible the biggest talent on Orica.
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02 Jan 2013 21:07

Dazed and Confused wrote:Good, I expect much more from him in '13.
Possible the biggest talent on Orica.


Time trials, or do you think he can pull off some wins in road stages?
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02 Jan 2013 21:12

Dazed and Confused wrote:Good, I expect much more from him in '13.
Possible the biggest talent on Orica.


Is certainly a talent but there are others who have left the track to keep an eye on this year as well. Hepburn, Bewley, Howard and Meyer will have full years with a road pre-season and Hepburn especially could be as good, if not better than Durbridge. I think Durbridge's great year and more improvement has also helped Tuft, who has shown excellent progression and seems to be a good mentor type for the up and coming time trial capabilities of OGE.

Hot and 36C for the final day of the Bay Crits. Williamstown will be a perfect location. We also get to see the Herald Sun Tour prologue later in the day.
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02 Jan 2013 21:17

rgmerk wrote:Time trials, or do you think he can pull off some wins in road stages?


I think he can, possible this year already.
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02 Jan 2013 21:33

Wilba60 wrote:Is certainly a talent but there are others who have left the track to keep an eye on this year as well. Hepburn, Bewley, Howard and Meyer will have full years with a road pre-season and Hepburn especially could be as good, if not better than Durbridge. I think Durbridge's great year and more improvement has also helped Tuft, who has shown excellent progression and seems to be a good mentor type for the up and coming time trial capabilities of OGE.



yep, lots of interesting youngsters on Orica.
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03 Jan 2013 02:45

Dazed and Confused wrote:I think he can, possible this year already.

Very possible. The kid has a monster engine, can climb a little and is a full year younger than the likes of Phinney, Matthews, Degenkolb, Sagan, Moser etc.
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03 Jan 2013 02:59

‏@HeraldSunTour

Due to EXTREME HEAT tomorrow, stage 1 from Sunbury to Bendigo will be brought forward 2hrs. Start: 9:30am, Finish: 1-1:30pm #suntour
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03 Jan 2013 03:18

Docker won in Williamstown. Ewan takes the overall victory.
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08 Jan 2013 01:08

Start lists for nationals
http://roadnationals.org.au/start-list/
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08 Jan 2013 02:46

I shall say Porte to take the ITT. The criterium Davison, Renshaw or Matthews.

U23 RR Law or Flakemore, Phelan animating it. U23 Criterium shall be Ewans' quite easily. The ITT winner in my view will be Howson though Kerby could challenge.

For the womens RR i shall say Neylan, Cromwell or Gilmore who looks to be getting better.

No idea for the rest.
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