Best Australian in the TdF

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The best placed Australian in the TdF will be ?

Poll ended at Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:57 pm

Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge)
0
No votes
Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge)
0
No votes
Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
1
6%
Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)
0
No votes
Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol)
0
No votes
Matthew Hayman (Orica GreenEdge)
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No votes
Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge)
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No votes
Richie Porte (Team Sky)
9
53%
Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo)
4
24%
Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing)
3
18%
Other
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No votes
 
Total votes : 17

Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:57 pm

With no Aussie in serious contention for the yellow, nor for that matter white green or polka dot, who is going to win the "prize" for the best placed Aussie on GC
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by BNA » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:04 am

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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:04 am

You're adopting Jens?
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:09 am

Thought I would slip it in to see who was paying attention. A gold star for you :D
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby JohnJoyner » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:41 am

I like the idea of Jensy being an Aussie... :D
I'd tip Porte or Rogers due to the support they'll be giving in the mountains to Froome & Albeefo.
If Clarke is allowed to do as he pleases he may do well for the polka dot???
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby Ross » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:00 pm

Michael Matthews 95% probbility of being a non-starter due to crash while training - http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/ ... zsueo.html

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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby tobes88 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:48 pm

Bad news about Matthews - has been in super form this year.

Voted for Rogers. Looked great at the Giro. Porte hasn't looked good since the TDU.
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby Ross » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:42 am

Michael Matthews is out of the Tour due to his injuries sustained in a training crash. Replaced by Christian Meier
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby GAV!N » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:39 pm

Tough question seeing as rogers and Porte are likely to sacrifice themselves at some stage for their leaders. It would be nice to see Porte support froome while still coming in with a reasonable time, but will it happen?
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:27 pm

General classification after stage 3
18 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 00:02
58 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 02:34
61 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge 02:50
62 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 03:01
82 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 10:31
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 13:23
121 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge 15:39
125 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 15:39
145 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge 16:44
152 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura 17:09
165 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 19:50
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Bit of a shake up after stage 5 - The popular choice Riche Porte is looking good with leadership of Team Sky
8 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 01:54
39 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 06:13
52 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 13:20
66 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge 17:22
73 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge 19:26
78 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 21:33
93 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 24:03
116 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 27:29
125 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 29:25
131 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura 30:41
142 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge 33:07
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:36 pm

Best Brit in the tour just got a lot easier, though.
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:18 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Best Brit in the tour just got a lot easier, though.

Really - I thought the headlines in blighty would read "Kenyan crashes out" :D
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:21 pm

Yes, I noticed how his nationality changed the moment he got in the car.
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:46 am

Porte did well on the first mountain stage
3 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 01:58
36 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 17:22
59 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 33:31
64 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge 35:56
76 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 40:37
91 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 44:49
95 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge 45:42
102 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 48:37
111 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 51:22
130 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge 57:10
145 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura 1:01:09
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Best Australian in the TdF

Postby RonK » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:14 am

find_bruce wrote:Porte did well on the first mountain stage

You're starting to sound like the poms, who think that not loosing is the same as winning. :lol:

Porte lost time on both the favorites. Not much, for sure, but he needs to be gaining time, or at least not loosing any more. :wink:
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Re: Best Australian in the TdF

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks for stopping by & sharing your opinion Ron, hope you are having a nice day
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