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Crikey, an Italian website has the full results up before the homepage of the event
TdU Stage 2 results
GC top 10
1 Martin KOHLER BMC 8:33:05
2 AndrÃ© GREIPEL LTB 2
3 Michael MATTHEWS RAB 4
4 Simon GERRANS GEC 8
5 Rohan DENNIS AUS 9
6 Eduard VORGANOV KAT 10
7 Xavier FLORENCIO CABRE KAT 12
8 Jonathan CANTWELL SAX 12
9 Jan BAKELANTS RSH 12
10 Luke ROBERTS SAX 12
Note that down to 64th place is still at 12 sec behind.
Tomorrow will be interesting.
Cant wait for the Highlights, great stage was hoping there would be bigger gaps to the sprinters. Setting things up nicely for Willunga, hopefully like luke roberts Clarke might be picked up by a team looking for another rider (very unlikely though)
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Good interview with Matty Lloyd. Seems like a funny character.
And good ol Jens
From that Italian website again : Greipel back in Ochre
1. AndrÃ© Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) 3:28:00 (PalmarÃ©s completo)
2. Yahueni Hutarovich (FDJ-BigMat) m.t.
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) m.t.
4. Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) m.t.
5. Robbie McEwen (GreenEDGE) m.t.
6. Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana) m.t.
7. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) m.t.
8. Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan) m.t.
9. Manuel Belletti (AG2R) m.t.
10. Chris Sutton (Sky) m.t.
1. AndrÃ© Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2. Martin Kohler (BMC)
3. Michael Matthews (Rabobank)
4. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil)
5. Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE)
Another pearler from Jens...
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So, Team GreedEDGE, is it strategy?
I wonder if the TDU is being looked at as a warmup event. I admit I missed stage two however GreenEDGE don't seem very present / aggressive. Not a bad thing as I am certain they have a strategy, but guess I expected them to be more dominant with breakaway action or peloton control being on home turf.
Love the performance of UniSA.
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Hmmm...I wonder, freezing cold in Europe, still 5 weeks (?) till Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ( Omloop Het Volk ) the traditional start of the season ... lets go cruise around South Australia .
Haha I think toolonglegs is secretly jealous of missing the tdu with all the big names that have come this year.. oh wait this year tdf goes through his town.. maybe not
The euro teams may be using it as a warm up event (though there's also the issue of the points the teams get for places in this race that will give their team cars advantages in the early spring races where it's important) but there's no way GE is, aussies are all coming off nationals, new team looking for a sponsor, I'm pretty sure they'd be looking for wins for sure.
So who will be in Ochre after Greipel lost a bundle of time?
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Kohler apparently but they are terrible at getting the results at the finish line.
Official results BUPA Stage 4 2012 Tour Down Under: 1:Oscar Freire (ESP) - KAT 2:Gerald Ciolek (GER) - OPQ 3:Daniele Bennati (ITA) - RNT 4:Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - SKY 5:Michael Matthews (AUS) - RAB 6:Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP) - MOV 7:Luke Roberts (AUS) - SAX 8:Kristijan Koren (SLO) - LIQ 9:Sergey Lagutin (UZB) - VCD 10:Heinrich Haussler (AUS) - GRM
I thought Michael Matthews would of won this one I really want to watch this one might have to stay up for it.
Just curiously - if Gerrans and Valverde both finished in the GC with the same exact time, and Valverde won the last stage, why is it that Gerrans gets to wear the Ochre??
Because the judges back counted their positions in the previous stages. Gerrans had a lower cumulative position count than Valverde and hence the ochre jersey.
It was a very exciting stage.
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Makes sense. Thanks for that
Any idea what the difference is will make for a very good last stage.
The intermediate sprints could have time bonuses (I'm not 100% sure haven't looked at the stage details?) Valverde could make a play for the overall lead at them.
Too right! Put all the Tassie boys together and you would have an excellent team. How about a state of origin race series?
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