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2013 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 5: McLaren Vale -> Old Wilunga Hill, 151.5km

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25 Jan 2013 13:40

Thomas will smash them again if they let him have it like Corkscrew.
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25 Jan 2013 13:43

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25 Jan 2013 13:45

Should be a cracking stage. Sky really need Gilbert and Gerrans to find form and mop up the bonus seconds. Otherwise GT could be in serious trouble if Blanco and Radioshack constantly attack and he has to chase them down
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25 Jan 2013 13:48

No way this stage doesn't go to any of the top 10 on GC. They won't be gifting it to anyone. Bonus seconds are important, and whoever wins the stage wins the Tour.
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25 Jan 2013 13:50

Gilbert ftw, after all, his ride in the break yesterday was for training. Thomas and Sky are going to have to be watching everyone, lots of guys that can take overall if they aren't careful. I think the biggest threat is going to come from Machado though, I think he wants the win bad.
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25 Jan 2013 13:58

Any idea when they'll hit Willunga the first time? I might actually set my alarm to get up in the middle of the night for this.
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25 Jan 2013 14:00

How tough is willunga compared to Corkscrew Hill?
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25 Jan 2013 14:02

Afrank wrote:Gilbert ftw, after all, his ride in the break yesterday was for training. Thomas and Sky are going to have to be watching everyone, lots of guys that can take overall if they aren't careful. I think the biggest threat is going to come from Machado though, I think he wants the win bad.


Machado wants it so badly he'll attack at 70km, be very strong, but be caught before the climb and be a non-factor.
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25 Jan 2013 14:09

will10 wrote:Machado wants it so badly he'll attack at 70km, be very strong, but be caught before the climb and be a non-factor.


lol, :D Nah, he's learned his lesson. He'll attack 60km out so he has 10km to spare for the climb. :D
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25 Jan 2013 14:14

Kash to show us what he is made of!
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25 Jan 2013 14:21

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Kash to show us what he is made of!


Even the doctors are still figuring that one out.
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25 Jan 2013 14:22

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Kash to show us what he is made of!
Maybe Miburo should start a poll: Kash vs. Machado, who's the best attacker? I'm sure you, and Iznogoud will be thrilled.
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25 Jan 2013 14:25

cineteq wrote:Maybe Miburo should start a poll: Kash vs. Machado, who's the best attacker? I'm sure you, and Iznogoud will be thrilled.


no need, it would be a woalkover :rolleyes:

When has Machado done anything compared to a Kash in top shape ;)
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25 Jan 2013 14:26

Der Effe wrote:Even the doctors are still figuring that one out.


I am just thrilled that he is showing some form this early!

Last year we had to wait for the dauphine before he did anyting
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25 Jan 2013 14:31

seaby71 wrote:I think Thomas is in a lot of trouble here. There are so many within 15 seconds of the lead and with time bonuses on the line he will have to mark ten cyclists. It's very hard to do at willunga. I think slagter is going to win here


Thomas has looked good to me. He may not win the stage but I think he will win the race. The team are looking pretty good too. Gerrans might go for the stage win as he can't win the race but he was sick a few days ago. Hard one to predict.
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25 Jan 2013 15:05

andy has to be the dark horse :D
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25 Jan 2013 15:20

gruppeto993 wrote:andy has to be the dark horse :D


They ll have to invent a new kind of black before Andy will be a dark horse here :P
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25 Jan 2013 16:08

Hugo Koblet wrote:Any idea when they'll hit Willunga the first time? I might actually set my alarm to get up in the middle of the night for this.


I need the answer to this question too
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25 Jan 2013 16:27

TeoSheva wrote:I need the answer to this question too


Can't find precise information, but after 151km the race is scheduled to finish 3:02pm local. First KOM is at 129km. One hour before the finish should do the trick.

(I have been known to be very unreliable).
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25 Jan 2013 17:49

OLD WILLUNGA the Australian equivilent of the Galibier! :D

I think it's going to be hotly contested between Macahdo, Moreno, Slagter and possibly Gerrans to get Orica a stage win

Dark horse is Chris Anker Sorensen :)
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