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Gerro on oz day

Postby liamb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Other than frenchies at the TDF how many rider would have won on their countries day riding for their countries team???

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by BNA » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:35 pm

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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby Purt » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Was it just me or did Slagter give that to Gerro?
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby MarkG » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:08 pm

No. Gero had the extra oomf is all.
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby norbs » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:13 pm

The crowd loved it.
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:16 pm

I don't think the victory was presented on a platter - but Gerrans was just able to pull more out against Slagter who was putting in a tremendous effort but just couldn't reach up the extra notch. Gerrans also wanted this win and I believe had focussed on this for longer and was able to covert it to a reality.

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I mentioned in the Channel 9 Cycling thread that I missed seeing the rest of the peloton, as the helicopter hovered over the trees search for Gerrans after he took victory, I was expecting to see the other riders come in to cross the line. Instead we had the latent time, a number of repeats and never saw the other riders come in which is pretty usual in cycling coverage.

Looked like a great atmosphere on the ground - and was an exciting stage with a lot of potentials along the way.
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby fatdudeonabike » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Purt wrote:Was it just me or did Slagter give that to Gerro?


It's just you... He wouldve been an idiot to be giving up time bonuses at this stage of the race.
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby liamb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:51 pm

wow this post went off topic in 1 post, moderators should I change the title??? to was Who else has been given a free first place on their countries day riding for their countries team??? :P
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby Purt » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:55 pm

liamb wrote:wow this post went off topic in 1 post, moderators should I change the title??? to was Who else has been given a free first place on their countries day riding for their countries team??? :P
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My bad, I read it as a rhetorical question. Just thought you were excited. lol
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby liamb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:03 pm

and if its off topic, my best memory of this TDU will be seeing Jensy, Stuey, and a few other riders handing beers around on the second ride up willunga then seeing every group after that getting a beer every few hundred meters, and most of the guys were having a sip and passing on.

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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby jcjordan » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:35 pm

fatdudeonabike wrote:
Purt wrote:Was it just me or did Slagter give that to Gerro?


It's just you... He wouldve been an idiot to be giving up time bonuses at this stage of the race.

Slater was all over Gero's wheel with 125 to go and did not even look like he was even trying to get around. I reckon Gero was go so fast he just was happy to hold on for a tow
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby fatdudeonabike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:57 pm

liamb wrote:wow this post went off topic in 1 post, moderators should I change the title??? to was Who else has been given a free first place on their countries day riding for their countries team??? :P
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Sorry! I can't think of too many tours outside of the TDU that coincide with that countries national day... I think that's why it's a difficult question...
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby high_tea » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:37 pm

fatdudeonabike wrote:
liamb wrote:wow this post went off topic in 1 post, moderators should I change the title??? to was Who else has been given a free first place on their countries day riding for their countries team??? :P
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Sorry! I can't think of too many tours outside of the TDU that coincide with that countries national day... I think that's why it's a difficult question...

Apart from the TdF and Bastille Day...
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby fatdudeonabike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:43 pm

high_tea wrote:
fatdudeonabike wrote:
liamb wrote:wow this post went off topic in 1 post, moderators should I change the title??? to was Who else has been given a free first place on their countries day riding for their countries team??? :P
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Sorry! I can't think of too many tours outside of the TDU that coincide with that countries national day... I think that's why it's a difficult question...

Apart from the TdF and Bastille Day...


Kind of implicit given the OP ;)
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby high_tea » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:53 pm

True, my bad.
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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby liamb » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:59 pm

I guess then I will need to review all the results of the TDF on Bastille Day. Possibly in the past is more likely when it was dominated by euro riders, as it is now a very much world tour.

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Re: Gerro on oz day

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:36 pm

David Moncoutié in 2005. There are stories about that he might not have doped either.
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