LugHugger said:I heard that next year's course in Australia was going to be pretty flat.
auscyclefan94 said:Geelong is a huge city. the circuit is 15km long. The climb is right near the end of the course so it could make for a launch pad for somebody like Valverde to run away for the victory.
badboyberty said:I'll stand corrected on the length of the climb, but according to the officail description, which is vague at best, the climbs are early on in the lap, and the Melbourne to Geelong race is a separate event.
Buninyong Bunny said:I'm under the impression that the (Aussie) race is going to go up the Hyland St. hill, is that what you are working on. That's easily the steppest hill in Geelong, but any professional who can't get up that should be shot. A sprinter will win next year.
hoolaparara said:It goes up Queens Park Road which is a very very short wall, the more interesting thing is it crosses a narrow one lane bridge (where amazingly old fashion road etiquette manages to survive) at the bottom of the climb.
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auscyclefan94 said:It is a gradual uphill sprint. The sprinters will have to time it right as they will still be there as it is flat.