2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

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2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:51 am

Getting warmed up again for South Australia. The Cav will be there and as we all know, Armstrong (just follow the crowd of cameras and reporters).
I am hoping for young Aussie riders to make a bit of noise and getting a slice of the action.

Who is heading to the TDU to watch?
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby philip » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:00 am

AUbicycles wrote:Who is heading to the TDU to watch?

I am, booked my flights yesterday, EXCITED!
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:14 am

AUbicycles wrote: ...Who is heading to the TDU to watch?


:mrgreen: I'm already here ....

Since Cav's coming, it will be interesting to see who wins the sprint war. Cav, Farrar ot Greipel ?

Bragging rights indeed, as it'll be the first time all 3 go head to head ?
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:30 am

I'm seriously considering a roadtrip..... just a case of whether my partner(s) in crime can get the time off.
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby roller » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:57 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Who is heading to the TDU to watch?


would love to, but have spent all my cash on snowboarding, again.

maybe in 2012
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:24 am

I'm thinking of heading over again. SA always puts on a great show and the race is so accessible for fans.
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby elantra » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:45 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Who is heading to the TDU to watch?


i will be back for more in 2011.
it is awesome event in an awesome place.

fingers crossed hoping for reasonable weather.
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby igstar » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:55 pm

I'm planning to go for my first one. What's everyone else planning for accommodation? I've gotten a hold of a Combi :D
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby Chubbs » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:47 am

Back for more in 2011. Big week with three mates.

Booking flights now and getting pumped :D
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:18 am

And it's on !!!!

UniSA team member (Luke Roberts) has already taken the KOM points, and now there is a break with a couple of Aussies : Simon Clarke (Astana), Mathieu Perget (Ag2R), Mitch Docker (UniSA), Miguel Minguez and Jon Izaguirre (both Euskaltel-Euskadi)...

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi !!!!
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:51 pm

Two from two fro Gossy, and McEwen 3rd again !!!
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby Baldy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:25 pm

Damnit!! spoiler alert!! I was hoping to watch the highlights and finish tonight without knowing the results.

I just had to open this thread didnt I......idiot :roll:
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby Baldy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:29 pm

Oh and Tassie Tassie Tassie----boy boy boy :mrgreen:
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Baldy wrote:Damnit!! spoiler alert!! I was hoping to watch the highlights and finish tonight without knowing the results.

I just had to open this thread didnt I......idiot :roll:


My bad :oops: will update thread title
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby Baldy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:34 pm

Oh nah, I didnt mean it like that. I just had a brain fade and forgot a was trying to avoid the results. Of course people would be talking about it in this thread!

Thanks for the edit anyway, that might save me tomorrow :lol:
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:53 am

MichaelB wrote:Two from two fro Gossy, and McEwen 3rd again !!!



Sorry Baldy, got a bit excited .....
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby Baldy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:12 pm

If you feel a earth tremor over there its because IM EXCITED! and Kev and just turned in his grave....

So I kind of understand its a form thing and that Goss is just at a higher level than the others for this time of year. But.....its still hard not to be excited, not just for the current race but for his future. These kind of results will see him get more opportunities to win other races, via the team structure and his own confidence.

Its just crazy that every stage is not live on free to air tv here. I understand the riders might like the compact nature of the race, staying in the same hotel and stuff like that. But as a "tour down under" they are not exactly touring much of down under :wink: Showing it to the rest of the country who's name your trading on would be cool.

I'll probably get shouted down for not understanding the traditions of road racing nor the commercial considerations when running a tour. And they would have a point.....

Its just a pet peeve of mine, the Tour of Tasmania is the same. You would think with it being a small Island they would get around a fair bit of it! But no, they ride tiny crit courses and a few stages in the west/northwest.

Im sure its good for tourism and marketing the race to sponsors but to the lowly spectators its a bit cheeky, thats all. And yeah its selfish, of course :P Im sure its great for the people who live near the stages :lol:
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:38 pm

Seems like a bit of a crash fest today.

Rumour has it that Bernie Sulzberger has a broken collarbone :cry:

A few others hit the deck including Cav, Greipel & some sky riders.

Swift for the win, McEwen 2nd (should be leading overall) and Brown 3rd.

This will make it interesting now !!!!
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby Allkai » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:16 pm

MichaelB wrote:Seems like a bit of a crash fest today.
Rumour has it that Bernie Sulzberger has a broken collarbone :cry:

A few others hit the deck including Cav, Greipel & some sky riders.

Swift for the win, McEwen 2nd (should be leading overall) and Brown 3rd.

This will make it interesting now !!!!


Sure was by the looks of it.

There's pics about of CJ Suttons frame completely broken in two, and Cav with plenty of blood on the scone.

Cav apparently not pleased with CJ.

And Sulzberger broken collar bone confirmed.
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby Chuck » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Baldy wrote:If you feel a earth tremor over there its because IM EXCITED! and Kev and just turned in his grave....

So I kind of understand its a form thing and that Goss is just at a higher level than the others for this time of year. But.....its still hard not to be excited, not just for the current race but for his future.


Completely agree :D

Baldy wrote:I'll probably get shouted down for not understanding the traditions of road racing.....


I really like the way you've embraced cycling since you joined the forums :) . You seem to grasp all things racing just fine from where I'm sitting. Don't worry if your opinion is not the same as everybody elses, how boring would that be :|
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby jules21 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:16 pm

Allkai wrote:There's pics about of CJ Suttons frame completely broken in two, and Cav with plenty of blood on the scone.

Cav apparently not pleased with CJ.

cav should shut his pie hole
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby JV911 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:35 am

jules21 wrote:cav should shut his pie hole


+1 :lol:

it looked like Cav went down first anyway!

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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:46 am

When you look at the overhead shots of when Geraint Thomas went down, it looks like he squeezed (not purposely) a couple of guys fighting for a place against the barriers, they clipped him, and down he went with a whole lot of others.

Looked nasty on TV :?

Be interesting how many don't make the start today, and it really puts a new twist on the GC battle
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby Allkai » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:51 pm

Sulzberger and Sutton are non-starters today.
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Re: 2011 Tour Down Under **Spoiler Alert**

Postby brentono » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:13 pm

JV911 wrote:
jules21 wrote:cav should shut his pie hole


+1 :lol:

it looked like Cav went down first anyway!

awwwww


It was only a bump on the head, so nothing was damaged (OK, pride was).
And since he hasn't been doing anything, it's not going to make a difference.
Media quotes... "fastest man on the planet"/"best sprinter in the world" :?:
The big "showdown" is looking a bit lame, ATM.
(are Chav and Pil Leggit an item? Pil and others just can't get over it, reality)
The proof will be in the results. He may end-up one of the dropouts?
(and he should definately stay away from microphones, and interviews)
Just my thoughts, no malice. :)
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