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15 Jan 2013 23:28

maltiv wrote:Has Geraint Thomas ever done anything impressive on a steep hill (like in stage 2) or on a hill-top finish? I don't think he has. Furthermore, he's not fast enough to get bonus seconds either, so I really don't see how he'd win this race.


Thomas will not feature on Wilunga Hill. Give me a break, the guy is not a climber. More unreasonable Sky hype.

The video from Durianrider was hilarious. It was nice of the Movistar team to give him a bottle and let him ride with them.
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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15 Jan 2013 23:46

auscyclefan94 wrote:You'd expect very big crowds on the 26th for Australia Day and being the Wilunga stage. It would be extra fun to be there on that day.


I am skipping (flying) away from Sydney to go be there on it- problem is not with family friends but the Monday is a public holiday so no biggie.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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16 Jan 2013 00:03

maltiv wrote:Has Geraint Thomas ever done anything impressive on a steep hill (like in stage 2) or on a hill-top finish? I don't think he has. Furthermore, he's not fast enough to get bonus seconds either, so I really don't see how he'd win this race.


All his lead outs for EBH in the 2011 TDF were great, he gapped the other trains very quickly.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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16 Jan 2013 03:16

Orbit501 wrote:Anyone think that even stage 1 might catch the likes of Guardini & Kittel out?


They have no chance.
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16 Jan 2013 03:18

Official Startlist

TV Schedule (all times are AEDST/CET times where appropriate)
Down Under Classic - Channel 9 Highlights from 10:30pm to 12am
- LIVE Feed of this event will start at 7:30pm/9:30 on ninemsn.com.au

Stage 1 - 1pm -> 3:30pm/3am -> 5:30am on both GEM and ninemsn feed for those overseas.
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm -12am

Stage 2 - 12:30pm -> 3pm/2:30am -> 5:00am on both GEM and ninemsn feed for those overseas
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm - 12am

Stage 3 - 1pm -> 3:30pm/3am -> 5:30am on both GEM and ninemsn feed for those overseas.
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm -12am

Stage 4 - 1pm -> 3:30pm/3am -> 5:30am on both GEM and ninemsn feed for those overseas.
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm -12am

Stage 5 - 11:30am -> 4pm/1:30am -> 6:00am on both Channel 9 and the ninemsn feed.
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm -12am

Stage 6 - 1:30pm -> 4:30pm/3:30am -> 6:30am on both Channel 9 and the ninemsn feed
- Highlights on Channel 9 from 11pm -12am

ALL STAGES ARE LIVE
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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16 Jan 2013 03:21

Ferminal wrote:They have no chance.


The finish around Lobethal is not that hard. They should make it. I hope that at least one of Guardini or Kittel comes with decent sprinting form so that there is a challenger to Greipel in the sprints.
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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16 Jan 2013 03:25

They may make the finish but their legs will be shot, final k is false flat too.
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16 Jan 2013 03:25

will we only get live coverage for the last 2 stages?

i don't know why but i thought we would have live coverage for the entire race :o
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16 Jan 2013 03:27

Parrulo wrote:will we only get live coverage for the last 2 stages?

i don't know why but i thought we would have live coverage for the entire race :o


Live everyday, my friend. For you internationals, just hop onto the ninemsn.com.au website and the link to the feed will be at the top of the page.
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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16 Jan 2013 03:30

good good, nothing better to distract me from my studies late at a night :p
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16 Jan 2013 03:31

Parrulo wrote:good good, nothing better to distract me from my studies late at a night :p


LOL, generally the classics and the Giro/Vuelta are on when I need to be studying! Much worse than TDU.
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16 Jan 2013 03:44

auscyclefan94 wrote:LOL, generally the classics and the Giro/Vuelta are on when I need to be studying! Much worse than TDU.


that sucks.

i have exams on the 22nd,23th,24th and 26th, technical drawing, analytic mathematics 2, non metallic materials and themodynamics :o

i must say tho that my second semester exams season starts 1 week before the tour and it end in the middle of the third week on the best case scenario or a full week after the end of the tour on the worst case scenario.
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16 Jan 2013 04:34

Parrulo wrote:that sucks.

i have exams on the 22nd,23th,24th and 26th, technical drawing, analytic mathematics 2, non metallic materials and themodynamics :o

i must say tho that my second semester exams season starts 1 week before the tour and it end in the middle of the third week on the best case scenario or a full week after the end of the tour on the worst case scenario.


Oh poor you. Exams.during the bore de france what a tragedy :cool:

here we have exams during the giro.;)

Also don't know if Portugal stands on this but i know some countries in Europe like.Belgium allow you to fail or even just not turn up for exams and then take retakes when you feel. Here the giro exams are the be all end all. No second chances. Everything goes into.them
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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16 Jan 2013 04:40

is anyone going down to Adelaide for the TDU? I will be driving out with a couple of mates on Saturday morning. I'll also participate in that Bupa stage 4 ride.
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16 Jan 2013 04:41

The Hitch wrote:Oh poor you. Exams.during the bore de france what a tragedy :rolleyes:

here we have exams during the giro.:cool:

Also don't know if Portugal stands on this but i know some countries in Europe like.Belgium allow you to fail or even just not turn up for exams and then take retakes when you feel. Here the giro exams are the be all end all. No second chances. Everything goes into.them


In Belgium you can pretty much redo all your exams in august/september.

Exams during giro is a ***** though lol
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16 Jan 2013 09:46

Guardini will come here with the legs.

Whether or not he survives some of these stages is another story.
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16 Jan 2013 17:52

Anyone know if there is live coverage or just highlights? and will it be geo restricted?
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16 Jan 2013 18:04

that was answered on this very page :o

p.s. there will be live coverage for all stages with live streams for people outside jumpy kanguro land
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16 Jan 2013 18:37

Sorry haven't been following the thread and was far too many replies for me to catchup on :o
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16 Jan 2013 18:42

live coverage will be available more or less worldwide this year, live on GEM in Australia, NBC Sport in the US, Sportsnet in Canada, Sky Sport in the UK, Eurosport Asia, Sport+ France, RAI (not sure if live), TV2 Sport Norway...
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