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28 Dec 2012 15:05

valentius borealis wrote:Proloue: 7:00am
Stage 1: 1:30am
Stage 2: 1:30am
Stage 3: 7:30am


is this in reference to the broadcast times or the stage start times?
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28 Dec 2012 16:47

Anyone know if this is being televised or not?
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28 Dec 2012 19:02

there are 30 minutes highlight shows on SBS2 every evening

Edit: same for the bay classics btw
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28 Dec 2012 19:51

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic
Highlights: 9:30pm, Tuesday 1 January – Thursday 3 January on SBS TWO and available online.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Highlights: 10:00pm Thursday 3 January on SBS TWO and available online
Highlights: 9:30pm Friday 4 January – Sunday 6 January on SBS TWO and available online

Review: 1:00pm Sunday 13 January on SBS ONE and available online

Cycling Australia National Road Championships
LIVE 2:00pm Sunday 13 January on SBS ONE and online
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28 Dec 2012 20:39

Stage 1 is going to be a very tough start to this race, with the ride heading north and north west all day. Training routes I have ridden many times and it is tough going with plenty of rolling hills and a great KOM early with the ride up Mount Macedon. 39C and head winds will make for a very interesting start and I will be keen to see how Clarke goes and if he stretches Gerrans.

Thursday 3 January
SummaryMin 14Max 33Sunny.
Melbourne area
Sunny. Light winds with afternoon bayside seabreezes to 15 km/h.
Friday 4 January
SummaryMin 20Max 39Sunny.
Melbourne area
Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the evening.

Haven 't seen the forecast beyond the forecast above but with southerly winds coming in at the end of Friday, should make for a much cooler weekend, with squally south westerly winds.
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29 Dec 2012 02:38

Will be interesting to see how Edmonson rides in the bay classic or more importantly what the orica boys have him doing.
With Dean retiring there is a slot on the team, I wonder if this is a make or break to prove himself for that slot
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29 Dec 2012 03:58

I will go with someone from the Aussie team to win. Then Atkins and someone from a continental team, probably Lapthorne.

Bold predictions.
Howson to win the prologue.
Phelan and Norris to do good rides.
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Anybody know anything about the British riders?

29 Dec 2012 04:01

Looks like a reasonable field under the circumstances.

Complete lucky dip as to who wins it; a break could easily stay away on stage 1 if it contains the right mix of teams.
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31 Dec 2012 04:31

A few minor changes to the start list
http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/?ID=48867

I guess Australian National Team will ride for Haas?
Unless OGE v Garmin is an issue.
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31 Dec 2012 06:47

greenedge wrote:I will go with someone from the Aussie team to win. Then Atkins and someone from a continental team, probably Lapthorne.

Bold predictions.
Howson to win the prologue.
Phelan and Norris to do good rides.


Not that bold imo.
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31 Dec 2012 22:04

I mentioned in an earlier post that the first road stage on Friday looked tough but it has ramped up to an even tougher day. 39C now and instead of 15-20kmh north easterlies, we will be getting 30-45kmh north westerlies which will be a direct headwind for much of the trip. Very hard start coming up, so will be interesting to see how the different riders handle it.

Friday 4 JanuarySummary Min 23Max 39Sunny. Change at night.Melbourne areaSunny. Winds northerly 30 to 45 km/h shifting cooler southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h late at night.

Saturday 5 JanuarySummary Min 19Max 29Mostly sunny.Melbourne areaMostly sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.

Sunday 6 JanuarySummary Min 16Max 31Sunny.Melbourne areaSunny. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h later.
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02 Jan 2013 08:39

Just keeps getting worse for the riders. 41C and headwind ALL the way. The only bonus is that it should be a few degrees cooler over Mount Macedon. Day from hell coming up!!

Friday 4 January
SummaryMin 23Max 41Dry. Windy. Late cool change.
Melbourne area
Sunny. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h with stronger squalls. A cooler southwest to southerly change 25 to 35 km/h at night.
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02 Jan 2013 21:11

Wilba60 wrote:Just keeps getting worse for the riders. 41C and headwind ALL the way. The only bonus is that it should be a few degrees cooler over Mount Macedon. Day from hell coming up!!

Friday 4 January
SummaryMin 23Max 41Dry. Windy. Late cool change.
Melbourne area
Sunny. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h with stronger squalls. A cooler southwest to southerly change 25 to 35 km/h at night.


Should actually be a couple of degrees cooler over most of the route, as it's at about 500 metres altitude compared to Melbourne.

Still going to be a hot one.
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02 Jan 2013 21:37

No idea if this is geo-blocked....


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02 Jan 2013 22:06

Prologue coming up tonight with many of the riders having been out earlier in the 36C conditions for the last leg of the Bay Crit. If the cooler sea breezes come in as predicted, the conditions could be a bit easier. Williamstown of course can throw up a pretty stiff breeze off the water but around on the Strand you would think it should be pretty even riding for all concerned.

Tough to pick out a winner of the prologue but I am going to choose Alex Edmondson for the win. Hopefully OGE don't give him too much to do today in the Bay Crit race and the 3 days of racing have in good time trial form. Not sure who will be the quickest in the Australian team, O'Grady, Goss or Gerrans possibly? How does McCarthy go over the short prologue distances?
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02 Jan 2013 22:20

Henderson for the prologue.
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02 Jan 2013 22:57

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02 Jan 2013 23:52

rgmerk wrote:Should actually be a couple of degrees cooler over most of the route, as it's at about 500 metres altitude compared to Melbourne.

Still going to be a hot one.


Once they get over Mt Macedon (End of the Great Dividing Range), they'll feel like they've cycled into an oven. Will be a hot northerly blowing in their faces all the way to Bendigo. Undulating terrain all the way through Redesdale and Lake Eppalock. Last little pinch up One Tree Hill will test a few tired / hot legs.

Zak Dempster is now out of the SASI squad, Team Net-App Endura pulled him for "Form Management" reasons. Bendigo local who would have given stage 1 a shake.

Expect a few of the Bendigo locals to try and get in the early break - Lachie Norris, Darren Lapthorne, Shaun McCarthy, Robbie Hucker, Mark O'Brien.
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03 Jan 2013 02:59

Due to the extreme heat tomorrow, tomorrow's stage will start at 9:30am and finish around 1pm. Good idea imo.
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03 Jan 2013 08:14

Jordan Kerby wins JaycoHeraldSunTour prologue.
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