2013 Heraldsun Tour

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2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby warthog1 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:59 pm

A few dodgy iphone photos.The first ones from the steepest part of the climb at KOM2 on one tree hill. It was a hot day today and the riders had done over 130 km to this point and had climbed Mt Macedon already. There was pain on the faces and some were well off the back and cooked.

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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:27 pm

A tough day in the saddle - I was out in the foothills of Mt Macedon at 8 am this morning & it was already hot with a ripping northerly blowing
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby warthog1 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:47 pm

Felt sorry for the British riders. From a Northern Winter straight into the Southern Hemisphere Summer and a hot Northerly :shock: Hope they've been here a little while to acclimatise a bit.
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby HAKS » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:48 pm

Was at the velodrome for the finish. The heat was brutal just watching let alone racings. Props to everyone that got across the line.

Matt Goss was another that was in Europe 5days ago with temps just above freezing to today. He said on twitter his comp hit 45 on the road.
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:29 am

warthog1 wrote:Felt sorry for the British riders. From a Northern Winter straight into the Southern Hemisphere Summer and a hot Northerly :shock: Hope they've been here a little while to acclimatise a bit.

bah... I was walking round London in a hoodie today, so it's more like a mild northern spring into a blazing hot summer :P
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby danielok » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:03 pm

What's the reason they are using normal bikes for the time trial stage?

Couldn't find anything that says why.

Looks extremely hot out there!
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:25 pm

Probably so they don't have to lug extra bikes out for a single 5 k event
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:27 pm

toolonglegs wrote:bah... I was walking round London in a hoodie today, so it's more like a mild northern spring into a blazing hot summer :P


Probably is mild compared to some of those mad conditions you ride in!
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby danielok » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:44 pm

Thanks makes sense given it such a short time trial.
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby HAKS » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:02 pm

There is some rule saying they can't use TT rigs or TT bars for the prologue. Read/heard it somewhere but I forgot where.

My guess is it is to keep costs down of for any small budget teams entering.
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby jcjordan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:26 am

HAKS wrote:There is some rule saying they can't use TT rigs or TT bars for the prologue. Read/heard it somewhere but I forgot where.

My guess is it is to keep costs down of for any small budget teams entering.

This is correct and also creates on of the problem the event has had with maintaining it's UCI rating
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Re: 2013 Heraldsun Tour

Postby jamesn184 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:44 am

Couple of nasty crashes from last nights stage... Saw one zip front rim completely snapped in half!
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