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A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
 
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yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.
 
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42x16ss said:
yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.

Durbridge was clearly the rider of the race - Managed to chase down every attack, except for the final attack - Reckon it was a better ride than when he won in 2013 - Orica will be unhappy they don't get to ride in the Aussie's champions jersey - That's three years in a row in which they've drawn a blank - Anyway Chaves arrives today in Australia and Impey is riding the TDU - Reckon Porte is a near certainty for the TDU.
 
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42x16ss said:
yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.

After promising signs last season and a new contract giving him more opportunities to develop in the classics I think he's riding with real confidence again, could be in for a strong season.
 
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
People critizising Gerrans do realise that he attacked with 7 km to go?

He added a bit of pressure on the climb to bridge to the break? Hardly an attack.

Either way don't think people are criticising him for not attacking per se, more just laughing about how he refused to work to shut down a move in the final 2km when it was incumbent on him to do so, costing him the race. Those tactics might work more often than not in big classics where there might be a bigger name who blinks first, but here no one had the power and probably not the desire to take Gerrans to the line.

I mean the way he races delivers him results and we can't take that away from him. It's true that someone like him has to be willing to lose a race in order to win it, but we (and certainly Michael Matthews) should be able to have our cake when it doesn't work out for him.
 
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yaco said:
42x16ss said:
yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.

Durbridge was clearly the rider of the race - Managed to chase down every attack, except for the final attack - Reckon it was a better ride than when he won in 2013 - Orica will be unhappy they don't get to ride in the Aussie's champions jersey - That's three years in a row in which they've drawn a blank - Anyway Chaves arrives today in Australia and Impey is riding the TDU - Reckon Porte is a near certainty for the TDU.

Since he is planning to win it I reckon he is a certainty ...Looks like its Porte v Chaves v Thomas v Heano v Dennis v Slaghter v Woods v Kelderman V Lulu v McCarthy
 
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42x16ss said:
Hugo Koblet said:
Alexandre B. said:
Late action highlights: http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2017/01/08/scotson-wins-road-race-title-daring-solo-move

Poor Canty :eek:

The guy who designed the Bora-Hansgrohe jersey has to be fired, it's a disaster.
How the hell do you think you've won when there's a bell ringing for the final lap?
Canty realised there was another lap when he heard the bell.
Exactly. Then how did he think that he was on the last lap when clearly the bell hadn't rung?
 
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HelloDolly said:
yaco said:
42x16ss said:
yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.

Durbridge was clearly the rider of the race - Managed to chase down every attack, except for the final attack - Reckon it was a better ride than when he won in 2013 - Orica will be unhappy they don't get to ride in the Aussie's champions jersey - That's three years in a row in which they've drawn a blank - Anyway Chaves arrives today in Australia and Impey is riding the TDU - Reckon Porte is a near certainty for the TDU.

Since he is planning to win it I reckon he is a certainty ...Looks like its Porte v Chaves v Thomas v Heano v Dennis v Slaghter v Woods v Kelderman V Lulu v McCarthy
If he can recover from today's efforts in time, Luke Durbridge will be a dark horse if Chaves is only here for show.
 
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HelloDolly said:
yaco said:
42x16ss said:
yaco said:
A good standard race and pleasing to see young Aussie riders featuring in the finish. Canty looks the real deal for climbing races and will improve after one or two more pre-seasons - Lachlan Morton rode well is definitely WT standard, but the issue is his mentality. Can he live in Europe ? Miles Scotson is a real talent and shapes as a classics type rider - Lots for the Aussies to be excited.
Promising from Morton, the break was caught because they were showing him far too much respect. Having said that he was easily the best rider in that break. McCarthy was very strong. Durbridge was absolutely monstrous.

Durbridge was clearly the rider of the race - Managed to chase down every attack, except for the final attack - Reckon it was a better ride than when he won in 2013 - Orica will be unhappy they don't get to ride in the Aussie's champions jersey - That's three years in a row in which they've drawn a blank - Anyway Chaves arrives today in Australia and Impey is riding the TDU - Reckon Porte is a near certainty for the TDU.

Since he is planning to win it I reckon he is a certainty ...Looks like its Porte v Chaves v Thomas v Heano v Dennis v Slaghter v Woods v Kelderman V Lulu v McCarthy

My three dark horses for the TDU are Rui Costa, Wilco Kelderman and Diego Ullisi.
 
My three dark horses for the TDU are Rui Costa, Wilco Kelderman and Diego Ullisi.


Emm...I can't really see past Porte.....After his Olympics crash recovery he started training earlier than most so should be in good form now plus he knows the hill and wants to win TDU

I think Chaves will of course ride well but maybe not yet there as otherwise too early for the Giro

Thomas is the one that one I would question as looked pretty heavy a few weeks ago
Heano on the other hand shoud be in good form if his off season was like last year

However Kelderman I think may be ready ....can't see Rui Costa or Ullissi wining it ....
McCarthy will be one to watch too
 
Joe Cooper wins the NZ RR

Elite Men: Joseph Cooper (Isowhey Sports, Wellington) 4:14:58, 1; Jason Christie (Tasman) at 14 seconds, 2; Dion Smith (Auckland) at 18s, 3; Brad Evans (Drapac, Otago) same time, 4; Aaron Gate (Aqua Blue Sport, Auckland) at 19s, 5; Jack Bauer (Quick-Step Floors, Tasman) st, 6; Michael Torkler (Blindz Direct, Taranaki) at 20s, 7; Tom Scully (Cannondale-Drapac, Southland) at 25s, 8; James Oram (ONE Pro, Auckland) at 5:59, 9; Callum Gordon (Skoda Racing, Gisborne) at 8:07, 10