2010 Worlds in Geelong

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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby damhooligan » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:30 am

backofthebunch wrote:where does the mens rd course start and where does it travel through melbourne before heading to geelong?

i have seen the course on the website however it doesn't really show it


Th neutral start begins at Federatio Square, and then it goes down St kilda road until the gallery.
They then turn right onto southbank boulevard, and then left onto kavanaugh street.
Then they turn left onto power street, wich leeds them to the westgate.
The official race start is at the westgate near the melbourne exhibition centre.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby backofthebunch » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:02 pm

damhooligan wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:where does the mens rd course start and where does it travel through melbourne before heading to geelong?

i have seen the course on the website however it doesn't really show it


Th neutral start begins at Federatio Square, and then it goes down St kilda road until the gallery.
They then turn right onto southbank boulevard, and then left onto kavanaugh street.
Then they turn left onto power street, wich leeds them to the westgate.
The official race start is at the westgate near the melbourne exhibition centre.

cheers, i was hoping to be at geelong but dunno if i'll make it, so might watch em go past somewhere just to say i saw it!!!
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby hannos » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:02 pm

We have a world champion.1 in the U23 mens! Go Go Michael Matthews!


And he won the bunch sprint by about 3 lengths at that!
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:04 pm

Sweet!.
From the over head he smashed them!.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby fail » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:13 pm

fantastic sprint finish, reminiscent of Cavendish, Gooo you good thing, well done Matthews...
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby rockviewau » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:33 pm

very very good finish... really happy that we have a gold medalist!

the sprint was excellent, he just blew them away, as said before, looked like cavendish!

good on you michael matthews :)
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:23 pm

So if Bling and Phinney etc can finish at the front,what does this mean for Sunday?...maybe some off the sprinters can get thru.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby sogood » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:34 pm

Pretty impressive ride by the Aussie squad. Home turf win is sweet!
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby JV911 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:42 pm

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2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:04 pm

Dammit. Had access to a rooftop about 100m from the finish but couldnt make it in :(
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Chuck » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:24 pm

toolonglegs wrote:So if Bling and Phinney etc can finish at the front,what does this mean for Sunday?...maybe some off the sprinters can get thru.


Yeah the teams who don't want a big bunch at the finish are going to have to be very aggressive. A number of different types of riders would consider themselves chances, looking forward to it.

Still picking Fab, but this could be Thor's best chance. Can't see him winning a flat sprint containing all the big guns anymore, but he's stronger than ever.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby jules21 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:32 pm

Chuck wrote: Yeah the teams who don't want a big bunch at the finish are going to have to be very aggressive. A number of different types of riders would consider themselves chances, looking forward to it.

don't think it will be a sprint. the u/23 race was only 170 km or so, the teams were not as strong as the elite mens will be. belgium and italy will be wreaking havoc for gilbert and pipo - cavendish and his ilk will be blown out the back i reckon.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:58 am

From the photos Rob and Niel provided, published on BNA, it looks like the riders are doing it tough up the hills - so for the womens and mens Elites, far from being a 4 hour cruise for the peloton and the in the last 40km, I wonder if the hills will play a big roll in really breaking up the peloton getting into the second half.

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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Parker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:20 pm

It came down to the last lap; the final six km saw Judith Arndt and Nicole Cooke dragged each other along the Esplanade to Moorabool Street. Once on Moorabool Street the peloton came back together in preparation for a bunch sprint as expected.

Our highest placed Australian was Ruth Corset coming in 26th place and Vicki Whitelaw coming in 28th.

The results for the Elite Women’s Road Race at the 2010 UCI World Championships are;

1. Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)
2. Marianne Vos (NED)
3. Emma Johansson (SWE)
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby jules21 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:36 pm

watched the end of the women's race on moorabool st. geelong is like a ghost town. the most excited people were the bogans sitting on the prime mover in their front yard, sinking beer with a "honk if you reckon real men don't wear lycra" cardboard sign.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Sven Nijs » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:39 pm

Any news on the outcome of Johanssons protest against Vos?
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby DaveOZ » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:41 pm

IMHO Vos was wrong, Johansson had the speed to pass her and maybe take the win.... we will never know.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Parker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:48 pm

jules21 wrote:watched the end of the women's race on moorabool st. geelong is like a ghost town. the most excited people were the bogans sitting on the prime mover in their front yard, sinking beer with a "honk if you reckon real men don't wear lycra" cardboard sign.

where abouts? Up at the stands for press it was still good, although most of the press have decided to stay in the press centre for the duration of there stay
DaveOZ wrote:IMHO Vos was wrong, Johansson had the speed to pass her and maybe take the win.... we will never know.

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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Sven Nijs » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:49 pm

DaveOZ wrote:IMHO Vos was wrong

Assuming she knew she was there. :?
The spectator leaning over the barrier taking a photo of the approaching sprint was also in the wrong. Probably got a broken camera, if not arm, as a reminder of their stupidity. :roll:
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby jules21 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:57 pm

Parker wrote:
jules21 wrote:watched the end of the women's race on moorabool st. geelong is like a ghost town. the most excited people were the bogans sitting on the prime mover in their front yard, sinking beer with a "honk if you reckon real men don't wear lycra" cardboard sign.

where abouts?

not on the course, on one of the detours around it - dunno the street names.

there was one other excited person i met, the despotic volunteer on the finish line after the race, as the sparse crowd was dispersing.
"can i get my bike through there?"
"NO CHANCE MATE!!1!"
"ok, how do i get around?"
'GO AROUND! GO-A-ROUND!!1!"

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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Parker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:01 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:
DaveOZ wrote:IMHO Vos was wrong

Assuming she knew she was there. :?
The spectator leaning over the barrier taking a photo of the approaching sprint was also in the wrong. Probably got a broken camera, if not arm, as a reminder of their stupidity. :roll:

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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby sogood » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:35 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:The spectator leaning over the barrier taking a photo of the approaching sprint was also in the wrong. Probably got a broken camera, if not arm, as a reminder of their stupidity. :roll:

I was impressed she managed to stay upright and still take 3rd. Nice bit of bike handling skill. When LA hit a spectator at much slower speed he crashed... :roll:
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Chuck » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:54 pm

sogood wrote:
Sven Nijs wrote:The spectator leaning over the barrier taking a photo of the approaching sprint was also in the wrong. Probably got a broken camera, if not arm, as a reminder of their stupidity. :roll:

I was impressed she managed to stay upright and still take 3rd. Nice bit of bike handling skill. When LA hit a spectator at much slower speed he crashed... :roll:


Hooked not hit, that's why he went down :roll:
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:37 pm

Bloody hell!...are there going to be any crowds there tomorrow!.Apart from the finish area I agree...it is a ghost town!.
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Re: 2010 Worlds in Geelong

Postby Sven Nijs » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:17 am

toolonglegs wrote:Bloody hell!...are there going to be any crowds there tomorrow!.Apart from the finish area I agree...it is a ghost town!.

The Footy Final (repeat) was yesterday and today is the main event of the Championships so it should be fine.
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