• The Cycling News forum is looking to add some volunteer moderators with Red Rick's recent retirement. If you're interested in helping keep our discussions on track, send a direct message to @SHaines here on the forum, or use the Contact Us form to message the Community Team.

    In the meanwhile, please use the Report option if you see a post that doesn't fit within the forum rules.

    Thanks!

Down Under Cancer Council Classic

Page 2 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
A

Anonymous

Guest
Baden Cooke said he hit 74 kilometers an hour in the sprint. Allan Davis topped out at 71.3. The Sky website had their guys doing 73.

If you're looking for the highlights show, the Team Sky website said it will be available there after it airs on TV. The link is to an article where that's mentioned, but if you read the New Zealand article above, note the skin suits (if your stomach can handle it), and read the bit below "team effort" in the article, it gives an idea of how Sky will surprise people this year. I think they're looking to out-Garmin...um...Transitions?

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17759_5866415,00.html
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
craig1985 said:
Dimspace will be happy then.

Im happy, well happy with the result.. less happy with the antipodean muppet who sent me a visitor message congratulating team sky, which although it was well intentioned was five hours before we get our highlights show over here.. :D

Seen some youtube highlights now, and a good solid leadout, just waiting to see the proper highlights to see from how far out sky led and who was involved in the leadout as seeing the likes of downing coming in 1minute back is a concern..
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
theswordsman said:
Baden Cooke said he hit 74 kilometers an hour in the sprint. Allan Davis topped out at 71.3. The Sky website had their guys doing 73.

If you're looking for the highlights show, the Team Sky website said it will be available there after it airs on TV. The link is to an article where that's mentioned, but if you read the New Zealand article above, note the skin suits (if your stomach can handle it), and read the bit below "team effort" in the article, it gives an idea of how Sky will surprise people this year. I think they're looking to out-Garmin...um...Transitions?

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17759_5866415,00.html

it will only be viewable in the uk and ireland..
 
Nov 24, 2009
1,602
0
0
Visit site
dimspace said:
a good solid leadout, just waiting to see the proper highlights to see from how far out sky led and who was involved in the leadout as seeing the likes of downing coming in 1minute back is a concern..

downing took a monster pull to counter Columbia then sat up and chill once he was burnt. No need to worry
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Big GMaC said:
downing took a monster pull to counter Columbia then sat up and chill once he was burnt. No need to worry

Cool, i figured that might be the case but the highlights ive seen only cover the last few hundred metres of the lead out.. Figured Russ would be ok, but always that worry that he might have been caught out of his depth..
 
May 15, 2009
205
0
0
Visit site
dimspace said:
Cool, i figured that might be the case but the highlights ive seen only cover the last few hundred metres of the lead out.. Figured Russ would be ok, but always that worry that he might have been caught out of his depth..

Tour of Ireland and the 2008 Worlds already suggested he would be just fine.

When youre working for the team and not yourself, youre not going to be too bothered about finishing in the pack - so actually you should be encouraged that he is already giving it all for the team in the build up to the sprint. And in a interview with the Sky website, he seemed pretty pleased . As well as this from Dean Downings Twitter:
deanodown
Nice phone call from Aus this morning from a very excited brother @RussDowning, congrats to all and great win @Greghenderson1
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Poor old Sky.. even when they win on their debut, its blamed on columbias mess up rather than Sky brilliance..

shape of things to come i guess.. :D
 
Yes, Columbia messed up their lead out. But, it was because Greipel could not get onto the end of the 3 man lead out, this allowed Sky to sit up for a few hundred metres before blasting out a two pronged sprint. This allowed Sutton to sprint to 30m to go and Henderson to come around him for the win and Sutton to take 2nd.

Because of Columbia, Swift just sat up as if to say, my work is getting done guys finish it off, so I think the way the course ends the winner would have still been the same just with Greipel 2nd.
 
dimspace said:
Poor old Sky.. even when they win on their debut, its blamed on columbias mess up rather than Sky brilliance..

shape of things to come i guess.. :D

Don't let it get you down, Dim; you know most of us see the races through glasses tinted one color or another. It's just a question of narrative. (And, as a non-partisan [in this instance], I do think that Greipel is going to win one or more stages of this race.)

Enjoy the victory, though!
 
hfer07 said:
team sky= +1
team radioshack = 0
team bmc = 0

About bmc: are they going to the TdU without a sprinter? Noticed that hincapie was their best finisher today at 15th. I know Kristoff was prevented from participating because of some UCI-formality, but they must have somebody else in the team who can sprint?
 
Jun 16, 2009
19,654
2
0
Visit site
hfer07 said:
team sky= +1
team radioshack = 0
team bmc = 0

zapata said:
About bmc: are they going to the TdU without a sprinter? Noticed that hincapie was their best finisher today at 15th. I know Kristoff was prevented from participating because of some UCI-formality, but they must have somebody else in the team who can sprint?

Martin Kohler packs a punch but they have said it will be about a good overall for Santambrogio, he can climb quite well so maybe he will try to get away on Wilunga Hill or on the stage to Stirling. Lelangue said the goal was to just get the riders safetly through to the finish.

Cam Meyer made an interesting point that he thinks a lot more teams will be trying to split the race apart this year so it will be harder fo the sprinters. He thinks that some of the cross winds will be descisive this year.
 
dimspace said:
Cool, i figured that might be the case but the highlights ive seen only cover the last few hundred metres of the lead out.. Figured Russ would be ok, but always that worry that he might have been caught out of his depth..

Wow Team Sky kicked some HTC *** today....that leadout was just awesome.....maybe hendo can push cavendish a little...
 
Jun 16, 2009
19,654
2
0
Visit site
blaxland said:
Wow Team Sky kicked some HTC *** today....that leadout was just awesome.....maybe hendo can push cavendish a little...

Dream on buddy, some of the riders were saying that it was one of the fastest leadout they have been in. Baden Cooke got up to 73km/h...
 
Mar 12, 2009
701
0
0
Visit site
auscyclefan94 said:
Dream on buddy, some of the riders were saying that it was one of the fastest leadout they have been in. Baden Cooke got up to 73km/h...


well if they were saying it was amongst the fastest lead outs theyve ever done, surely this bodes well for sky considering they instigated it? i think its great for the season ahead, as i think garmin will have a better train this year with hunter an addition to their line up, and milram will get it right eventually. throw in cervelo with hushovd haussler and bos, then bingo!

but i think sky have laid down a marker (albeit in a 51k crit) but it will take pressure off to get a result straightaway and theyll be able to relax, maybe froome or swift will be able to get over willunga depending on whether its together or splits up. as much as i think the main racing is 4/5 weeks away, this week im really looking forward to. i do think allan davis has gone to the wrong team, i cant imagine astana even knowing what a sprint leadout is, let alone getting one right poor bloke.

also, imagine getting ebh on the end of a lead out like sky did?
 
Jun 16, 2009
19,654
2
0
Visit site
stefrees said:
well if they were saying it was amongst the fastest lead outs theyve ever done, surely this bodes well for sky considering they instigated it? i think its great for the season ahead, as i think garmin will have a better train this year with hunter an addition to their line up, and milram will get it right eventually. throw in cervelo with hushovd haussler and bos, then bingo!

but i think sky have laid down a marker (albeit in a 51k crit) but it will take pressure off to get a result straightaway and theyll be able to relax, maybe froome or swift will be able to get over willunga depending on whether its together or splits up. as much as i think the main racing is 4/5 weeks away, this week im really looking forward to. i do think allan davis has gone to the wrong team, i cant imagine astana even knowing what a sprint leadout is, let alone getting one right poor bloke.

also, imagine getting ebh on the end of a lead out like sky did?

Columbia were also apart of the leadout, allan davis was talking to tomalaris after the stage about 5 to 10 mins after and he was really puffing. he's not in great condition.