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Tour Downunder

Postby Parrott » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:58 am

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punk_rob wrote: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.


Is that what happens at other tours? Phil and Paul were expecting Valverde to be in ochre having won the stage. Seems a bit dodgy to me.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby The_Eggman » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:32 am

Parrott wrote:
sogood wrote:
punk_rob wrote: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.


Is that what happens at other tours? Phil and Paul were expecting Valverde to be in ochre having won the stage. Seems a bit dodgy to me.


I'm sure they didn't cook up a rule on the spot that gets Gerrans in Orhre
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby Parrott » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:45 am

The_Eggman wrote:
I'm sure they didn't cook up a rule on the spot that gets Gerrans in Orhre


No I guess not but I'd have thought Valverde who has won a stage and is equal on time with Gerrans would be ahead of Gerrans who has not one a stage. Gerrans beat Valverde 3rd and 4th on stage 2, other than that neither have been in the top 10 for a finish. Obviously I know squat about how they do the count back :oops:
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby Parrott » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:14 pm

Just heard they count back all the results of placings add them up and lowest score wins. Gerrans 77 and Valverde over 100.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:41 pm

It's all systems go!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby stats » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:51 pm

Parrott wrote:Just heard they count back all the results of placings add them up and lowest score wins. Gerrans 77 and Valverde over 100.


Yes Greenedge (+ every other aussie rider) has to stop Valverde from getting a time bonus.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:28 pm

Big Jens got a point!

BTW - did anyone attend the dinner with Merckx last night? How was the great man? :-)
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby RICHARDH » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:31 pm

Love the phillism''s "Durbridge and Meyer look very similar except quite clearly Durbridge is much bigger" :roll: It has to be scripted.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:32 pm

Eddy Eddy Eddy!!! someone record it now!!!!
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:27 pm

This breakaway is still a bit of a concern! :shock:

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Tour Downunder

Postby moreegolfer » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:29 pm

I'll back GreenEdge to wrest back control.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:29 pm

Meyer!
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Have a go at Cam Myer.. :mrgreen:

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:31 pm

This augurs well for the team this year. Watch out Euroteams!
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:33 pm

He's hurting big time!
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:34 pm

GreenEdge need to get on the front and slow it a bit! :wink:

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:35 pm

Bugger!

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:36 pm

Too bad. Like Haas yesterday. Good effort but the heat, the legs etc....
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:37 pm

They are really motoring now.

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Well done Greipel. Well done GreenEdge. Well done South Oz.

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Tour Downunder

Postby Parrott » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Griepel is head and shoulders over the other sprinters in the race.
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Yay we still have their first win as a team! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:40 pm

Yeah Griepel made that look easy. 8)

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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby Chuck » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:14 pm

CommuRider wrote:Well done South Oz.


+1

The support the SA public give the race is fantastic. It must be a pleasure being a cyclist in Adelaide :D
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Re: Tour Downunder

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:17 pm

Chuck wrote:
CommuRider wrote:Well done South Oz.


+1

The support the SA public give the race is fantastic. It must be a pleasure being a cyclist in Adelaide :D


It is :D however Kudos to all the visiting riders from interstate, the city has been full of them all week and it certainly adds a lot to the atmosphere.
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