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08 Jan 2013 05:53

greenedge wrote: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.


No way Gilmore will win. She has only just come back and is not a good climber, especially in comparison to Neylan and Cromwell.
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08 Jan 2013 06:05

I agree with this. I rode for a week with both Neylan and Gilmore in December. Neylan is WAY stronger.

In the men's Simon Clarke is getting pretty strong. He had his appendix out in late November and so lost a bit of training - I think he might be ahead of Gerrans right now in terms of fitness.
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08 Jan 2013 06:15

Massive bushfire just outside of Ballarat. Supposedly it is not far away from Wendouree, where tomorrow's time trial will be held. Seems likely that the race will have to be called off. The fire is only 25km away from the course. In saying this, there will be much cooler weather tomorrow with some rain which may help the situation.
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08 Jan 2013 08:18

Prediction for the time trial:

1. Durbridge
2. Dennis
3. Porte
4. Bobridge
5. Wurf
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08 Jan 2013 08:22

Hugo Koblet wrote:Prediction for the time trial:

1. Durbridge
2. Dennis
3. Porte
4. Bobridge
5. Wurf

No, Durbridge grabbed the Cyclingnews headlines by hitting a pothole, so now he'll finish dead last ;)

BTW, why no Meyer in the TT?
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08 Jan 2013 08:33

theyoungest wrote:No, Durbridge grabbed the Cyclingnews headlines by hitting a pothole, so now he'll finish dead last ;)

BTW, why no Meyer in the TT?


I guess he thinks he can challenge in the RR and doesn't see the point in racing for Silver in the TT. He's still in Perth but will do the crit on Thursday.
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08 Jan 2013 08:36

Ferminal wrote:I guess he thinks he can challenge in the RR and doesn't see the point in racing for Silver in the TT. He's still in Perth but will do the crit on Thursday.

Last year he lost it by just a few seconds... if he gives up they might as well all do the same.
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08 Jan 2013 08:42

I like Meyer as a big chance in the RR. This is a guess but I reckon he is really disappointed in what happened last year at Bunniyong when he looked the winner at one stage. To go hunger flat and almost ride backwards would have been a big shock to him and I am guessing he is out to avenge that "mistake" and win the jersey. He will be on a much stricter road racing training regime now and I feel he will have a top year, which would be nicely supplemented with the Aussie champs jersey.

Of course none of us know what the OGE plan is but going on last year they tend to go with 3 or 4 adaptable plans based on how their riders are feeling and also the positions of the main contenders. My pick though is still Simon Clarke, he looked good up Arthurs Seat in the HST and as long as the team management give him the green light, he is a huge chance. Hopefully he will also be riding the TDU. Plenty of great opposition for OGE though and it will be interesting to see what allegiances are built by other professional teams and independant riders. Great race coming up.
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08 Jan 2013 10:03

On the bush fires, it seems odd that there has been no media on it from the organisers. This map shows were the bush fires are currently relative to the course, which is from Lake Wendouree and to the west of that.
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09 Jan 2013 03:20

Howson and Gillow won the U23 and Women's ITT championships respectively. The men to start in 10 minutes.
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09 Jan 2013 04:08

Any updates ACF?
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09 Jan 2013 04:13

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09 Jan 2013 04:50

Durbridge fastest at split 30:23.34, Dennis 2nd + 12" and Porte 3rd +19" #roadnats. Average speed for Durbridge is 53.3km/h. The speeds have been super fast today.
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09 Jan 2013 04:56

News is that Dennis is coming back to Durbridge in the latter half of the course
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09 Jan 2013 05:00

Durbridge wins by 21 seconds over Dennis. Average speed 51.1km/h.

Bobridge finishes 18th.

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71
2. Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2
3. Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1
4. Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1
5. Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6
... ... ... ...
9. Cameron WURF (TAS) 46:45.28 +3:18.5
18. Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 47:56.46 +4:29.7
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09 Jan 2013 05:01

What happened to Bobridge?
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09 Jan 2013 05:03

asdfgh101 wrote:What happened to Bobridge?


Not sure, clearly not on form or had a bad day.
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09 Jan 2013 05:05

Another crash perhaps. In any case that's my cue to head to bed.
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09 Jan 2013 05:41

auscyclefan94 wrote:Durbridge wins by 21 seconds over Dennis. Average speed 51.1km/h.

Bobridge finishes 18th.

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71
2. Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2
3. Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1
4. Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1
5. Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6
... ... ... ...
9. Cameron WURF (TAS) 46:45.28 +3:18.5
18. Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 47:56.46 +4:29.7

Solid ride by Matthews. He's really been putting in the work lately, hope it pays off for him at TdU.
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09 Jan 2013 05:55

Wilba60 wrote:I like Meyer as a big chance in the RR. This is a guess but I reckon he is really disappointed in what happened last year at Bunniyong when he looked the winner at one stage. To go hunger flat and almost ride backwards would have been a big shock to him and I am guessing he is out to avenge that "mistake" and win the jersey. He will be on a much stricter road racing training regime now and I feel he will have a top year, which would be nicely supplemented with the Aussie champs jersey.


FWIW Cam Meyer has been spotted doing serious training on the Kalamunda climb (Approx 4-5 km long) and the other hills just south of Perth most days over the last few weeks.

I know it's all relative when you compare yourself to the pros but he has been flying up the hills, he motored past my sunday morning bunch going up there looking like he was hardly working.
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