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

Jun 16, 2009
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General Classification
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 12:59:09
2 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 0:00:05
3 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 0:00:06
4 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 0:00:08
5 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:00:15
6 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi st
7 Jack Bauer (NZL) Garmin Sharp st
8 Tiago Machado (POR) Radioshack Leopard st
9. Adam Hansen (AUS) Lotto Belisol st
10. George Bennett (NZL) Radioshack Leopard st

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

It is Australia Day, so we must barrack for an Aussie!
 
Apr 11, 2010
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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
 
Apr 11, 2010
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There's no way Rojas here. He might be sent as a decoy but with Moreno being so close in the gc he will work for him
 
Jan 3, 2013
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Gilbert gonna take it.
No thread for gc anymore, so they won't mark him.

Moreno or Machado to take the gc lead.
 
Sep 20, 2011
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kelderman and Slagter for the 1-2...in the GC that is. Stage screams Gilbert
Exactly what I was thinking. But only if, somehow, Machado fails to deliver.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kelderman and Slagter for the 1-2...in the GC that is. Stage screams Gilbert
Wilco crashed today, let's see how he'll recover. Willunga could be a good finish for Slagter, I think.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kelderman and Slagter for the 1-2...in the GC that is. Stage screams Gilbert
I don't think so, stage 2 suited Gilbert better and he failed there. I doubt he has the form to compete here.

Imo it will come down to a sprint between Slagter and G. Hopefully for Slagter there's one man between them so he takes the GC by 1 second :)
 

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Feb 18, 2011
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I don't know much about Slagter, he strikes me as a good river in short uphills, won't this be too much for him?

In stage 2 Machado looked more confortable than him

 
Sep 20, 2011
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Wow man, look at Machado and his yellow bracelet. The man looks so comfortable he still has time to send his thoughts to all the unicorns with cancer.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:


Map

General Classification
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 12:59:09
2 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 0:00:05
3 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 0:00:06
4 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 0:00:08
5 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:00:15
6 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi st
7 Jack Bauer (NZL) Garmin Sharp st
8 Tiago Machado (POR) Radioshack Leopard st
9. Adam Hansen (AUS) Lotto Belisol st
10. George Bennett (NZL) Radioshack Leopard st

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

It is Australia Day, so we must barrack for an Aussie!
Thanks for the preview ACF.. hope you're ok after your hospital visit.

Gerrans for the win on Australia Day!
 
Dec 30, 2011
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Slagter I see as being a good uphill sprinter but when it comes to climbing I don't think he will stand out

Gilbert even before his crash was lagging behind.

Thomas with his finishing kick would be a good bet as he would look to keep everything together. Moreno seems very strong as was superb last year on Willunga. Hermans would be my dark horse.
 

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