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auscyclefan94 said:
Durbridge wins by 21 seconds over Dennis. Average speed 51.1km/h.

Bobridge finishes 18th.

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71
2. Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2
3. Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1
4. Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1
5. Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6
... ... ... ...
9. Cameron WURF (TAS) 46:45.28 +3:18.5
18. Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 47:56.46 +4:29.7
Solid ride by Matthews. He's really been putting in the work lately, hope it pays off for him at TdU.
 
Wilba60 said:
I like Meyer as a big chance in the RR. This is a guess but I reckon he is really disappointed in what happened last year at Bunniyong when he looked the winner at one stage. To go hunger flat and almost ride backwards would have been a big shock to him and I am guessing he is out to avenge that "mistake" and win the jersey. He will be on a much stricter road racing training regime now and I feel he will have a top year, which would be nicely supplemented with the Aussie champs jersey.

FWIW Cam Meyer has been spotted doing serious training on the Kalamunda climb (Approx 4-5 km long) and the other hills just south of Perth most days over the last few weeks.

I know it's all relative when you compare yourself to the pros but he has been flying up the hills, he motored past my sunday morning bunch going up there looking like he was hardly working.
 
42x16ss said:
FWIW Cam Meyer has been spotted doing serious training on the Kalamunda climb (Approx 4-5 km long) and the other hills just south of Perth most days over the last few weeks.

I know it's all relative when you compare yourself to the pros but he has been flying up the hills, he motored past my sunday morning bunch going up there looking like he was hardly working.

Good spotting, makes me feel even safer with predictions of a huge race for Meyer. Wonder if he will also ride TDU? Would be a strong team with a fit Meyer, Clarke and Gerrans riding together.

I see there are 4 OGE riders not doing the Nationals. O'Grady (who just raced the Herald Sun Tour), Davis, Hepburn and ?? (can't recall the 4th). Howard and Docker heading to San Luis to race with Albasini, Meier, Tuft and Weening.
 
Lancaster was the 4th OGE rider not doing the Nationals. Haven't heard any leaks on the OGE makeup for TDU, anyone got the good mail?

I am thinking it might be something like this;

Gerrans
Clarke
Durbridge
O'Grady
Mathews

Goss.....who would leadout for him?
Mouris
Meyer
Sulzberger
Lancaster ??
Cooke

Of course only 7 can be selected.
 
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Matthews said he would probably end up working for Gerro and Goss at the TDU, so unless there's been a change of plans I'd expect Goss to be riding.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Durbridge wins by 21 seconds over Dennis. Average speed 51.1km/h.

Bobridge finishes 18th.

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71
2. Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2
3. Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1
4. Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1
5. Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6
... ... ... ...
9. Cameron WURF (TAS) 46:45.28 +3:18.5
18. Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 47:56.46 +4:29.7

Durbridge delivers. Nice group at the top.
 
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Wilba60 said:
Good spotting, makes me feel even safer with predictions of a huge race for Meyer. Wonder if he will also ride TDU? Would be a strong team with a fit Meyer, Clarke and Gerrans riding together.

I see there are 4 OGE riders not doing the Nationals. O'Grady (who just raced the Herald Sun Tour), Davis, Hepburn and ?? (can't recall the 4th). Howard and Docker heading to San Luis to race with Albasini, Meier, Tuft and Weening.

O'Grady is still on the start list
http://roadnationals.org.au/2013-entry-lists-men/#RR
 
theyoungest said:
Matthews is quite a decent time trialist, he just rarely rode one all out on Rabobank. Porte is of course not ideally built for a long flat time trial.

There was a pretty strong crosswind too, no chance for Porte who may not be peaking for February this year. Although his margin to Durbridge is actually smaller this year so who knows.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Durbridge wins by 21 seconds over Dennis. Average speed 51.1km/h.

Bobridge finishes 18th.

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71
2. Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2
3. Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1
4. Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1
5. Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6
... ... ... ...
9. Cameron WURF (TAS) 46:45.28 +3:18.5
18. Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 47:56.46 +4:29.7

Good ride by Alex Morgan just out of J19 to come 2nd in U23 by 1.7 secs.
Ave speed 50.5 albeit shorter distance.
 
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Gloin22 said:
Btw, anyone has profile of the Aussie RR ? Well just the one hill consisted of many laps I guess :p
Profile - Don't be mislead by it. The riders only do the long circuit 3 times this year.
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The website hasn't really explained it very well.

Do people want a race thread for the Men's Road Race or just keep live and pre-race commentary in this thread?
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Profile - Don't be mislead by it. The riders only do the long circuit 3 times this year.
RR_Profile.jpg


Do people want a race thread for the Men's Road Race or just keep live and pre-race commentary in this thread?

I would use this thread.
Course looks good, plenty of opportunities if anyone who wants to race the damn thing.

Hoping Matthews can hang around and take the select group sprint.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Profile - Don't be mislead by it. The riders only do the long circuit 3 times this year.
RR_Profile.jpg


Road-Race.jpg


The website hasn't really explained it very well.

Do people want a race thread for the Men's Road Race or just keep live and pre-race commentary in this thread?

It's 3 timed around the long loop, then 11 times around the shorter loop. 14 times up Mt Bunninyong, 195.8 K. Has usually been 16 times around the short loop, 16 times up the climb, 163.2K. So 2 fewer times the climb, but 30 + K longer race. Don't see how it will change much, still favours hard puncheur.
 

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