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2011 Sun Tour (inc Arthurs Seat)

Discussion in 'Cycling' started by swuzzlebubble, Jun 14, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. swuzzlebubble

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    Tour Route


    Date
    Stage
    Location
    Format
    Wed 12 Oct
    Stage 1
    Whittlesea to Ballarat
    Road Race
    Thu 13 Oct
    Stage 2
    Ballarat to Geelong
    Road Race
    Fri 14 Oct
    Stage 3
    Geelong to Bellarine Peninsula
    Road Race
    Sat 15 Oct
    Stage 4
    Sorrento to Arthurs Seat
    Road Race
    Sun 16 Oct
    Stage 5
    Melbourne
    Circuit Race

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  2. Freakie

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    Stoked that a bike race is finally using some of the best riding area in the state. Will ride down to Dromana to watch the carnage on Arthurs Seat for sure!
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    So the AFL want Cadel to be in the pre-Grand Final entertainment.

    Grand Final is only a week before the Sun-Tour!
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    Cadel has been thrown a shit load of money to race. Not sure if he will accept it or want more but the figure is reasonable. He shouldnt do it for the money IMO.
  5. swuzzlebubble

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    Giro di Lombardia clashes too.

    I reckon he'll be looking to re-launch his book with an extra chapter at some point so would not mind the publicity.
  6. Timmy from Thomastown

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    The Melbourne race clashes with Around The Bay.
  7. swuzzlebubble

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    A few teams and riders mentioned in the HUN today. Can't find online article to link.
    Unclear if some riders are here with their PT teams or will saddle up for local outfits?

    OPL Garmin Katusha. One other maybe Saxo?
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    Saturday, 15 October 2011
    Stage 4 – Sorrento to Arthurs Seat - approx 132km
    Start: 1:30pm, Finish: approx 4:45pm
    Via: Red Hill, Dromana, Merricks, Flinders

    Sunday, 16 October 2011
    Stage 5 - City Circuit (Lygon Street) - approx 60km
    Start: 3:15pm, Finish: approx 4:45pm
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    Wallaby All Australian

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    I think I might go down and park myself at Murray's lookout on Arthur's Seat on the Saturday.
  10. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis All Australian

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    I'm bound to see you there.
    On another note, as a Peninsula local, the distance of 132klms from Sorrento to Arthurs Seat seems a bit too much!
  11. swuzzlebubble

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    Loops around. Goes up Arthurs three times.

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    Just remind me - Murray's is the one with the bloody great step in the middle, is it not?
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    Yep, incline kicks up a little through that corner.
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  16. Wahooti Fandango

    Wahooti Fandango BFSC Gold

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    I was laughing at the break getting 10 mins on the peleton on the first stage. Bobringe looking good for the overall win. Big stage today. Is it broadcast on tv anywhere?
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    Awesome ride by Haas. Sat on Bobridge's wheel very nicely. SBS showed most of the stage.
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    I rode down there, awesome atmosphere! 2 guys in mankini's , Rapha set up a corner on the steepest switch back (12%) with a DJ pumping tunes just awesome.
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    Sounds great. I am in heading into Lygon street today for the finish.
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    Steele for the win!:thumbsu:
  21. Wahooti Fandango

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    Haas takes it out and Kittel (?) with the stage win. Haas looks like a very good rider. Was always about 10 from the front and composed. Decent crowd there, although was a bit windy.
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    He had to give it everything to catch Steele who went from about 400m out!
  23. Wahooti Fandango

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    I was about 150m from the finish line (in front of Borsari's) so did not see the finish. That Steele sounds quality. Will Haas be picked up by another team? Any chance for GreenEDGE?
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    Woops wasn't steele that sprinted lol. I doubt Haas will go to Green Edge more likely a Pro-Conti team I would suggest.
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    Gerry Ryan said at the presentation that next year they'll make a play for him but for now they have their 30 man team already.

    If he keeps his form, no doubt he'll be at the edge for the start of the 2013 season