Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Chickenman on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:16pm

Ah there I was thinking it was Clinton Jackson the (2003?) SS world champ!
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Compact on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:18pm

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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Tugboat on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:20pm

Stage 4 (the Willunga stage) is also live on Sky Sport 3 on Saturday (1.15pm - 5.00pm). The final stage on Sunday is being televised in full as Sky have done for the last couple of years but it's delayed (thanks to the Aussie/Paki one day cricket) not live. On at 5.15pm Sunday, Sky Sport 3.
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Gavatron on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:20pm

Buds wrote:
Gavatron wrote:
gydey wrote:Swift is fast and strong as is CJ


I take it Swift is Ben Swift? CJ = ?


Chris "CJ" Sutton


Thanks for that. "Hendy" we can do, "Roly" we can do, "Gordy" we can do, "Bertie" we can do, but "CJ"? :rolleyes:
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Compact on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:23pm

Suppose we should be happy its Chris not Brent :D
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby istepinyards on Tue 19/Jan/10 10:27pm

Gavatron wrote:
Buds wrote:
Gavatron wrote:
gydey wrote:Swift is fast and strong as is CJ


I take it Swift is Ben Swift? CJ = ?


Chris "CJ" Sutton


Thanks for that. "Hendy" we can do, "Roly" we can do, "Gordy" we can do, "Bertie" we can do, but "CJ"? :rolleyes:
If it the same as Steele's its John. Steele's Dad and CJ's Grandfather. Huge guess that :huh:
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby gydey on Wed 20/Jan/10 8:33am

Dave...yip CJ has many contacts with uncle Shane at the helm :-) In terms of development... Renshaw fought out the Points Race with Hendy back in 2002 at the Comm Games, and was super quick then.

I cant speak for how they train, but for Hendy his training hasnt changed as the last guy to peel off in the sprint pretty much does the same job as the finisher...as in he has a 150-200m burst..its just that he opens up at the 300-400m mark. The hope is that your finisher has better top end speed or better speed endurance than your last lead out guy. Often, there is bugger all between them, and that is why it is imperative that Hendy finishes the sprints well, or a similar case to Julz last year may happen..and he ended up taking farrar instead of being the rider taken to the line.

Hendys real strength is that he is fantastic off a wheel, and has super tenacity, and doesnt mind giving the odd flick :-) I personally believe if the Sky train fails to match up, then he can win coming off Greipels wheel...he has that last explosive punch.

Got my fingers crossed for him
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby wolffman1 on Wed 20/Jan/10 11:15am

Tugboat wrote:
istepinyards wrote:Columbia's train dominates......Griepel


Sounds like Colombia did the job pretty comprehensively. Have to wait till 10.30pm for the highlights on TV.

Hendy in the mix for 5th. Alby's defence is well and truly over though - 8.22 down!! :crazy:


It didn't look like Columbia train got up there for that. I think Greipal did most of the final sprint himself, he was a good couple of lengths back and went clear round the outside. Pretty impressive.

Adelaide is full of cyclists again this year, but I reckon its a little down on last year. I am riding the course down to Goolwa on Friday, and heading down to Willunga hill on Saturday and then a corporate box on Sunday for the finale.
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby johnL on Wed 20/Jan/10 11:25am

highlights might hide it but it looks like Garmin have no confidence in sprints with riders attacking in the final 10km. as a beside are these guys radioed up? guess I should just look at a photo or two.


edit OK I looked and they are, perhaps garmin sprint team gave the word of no form.
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby hunno on Wed 20/Jan/10 11:52am

The rule from UCI Rules are below. Riders def using them as you could see some communicating. Note Alan Davis bemoaning the fact Astana didn't bring radios and his team rode away from him. So not sure exactly what this means to Pro Tour & Monument events.

In-race communications
2.2.024 During the following races:
- world championships
- men elite, class 2 events and events on the national calendar
- women elite, class 2 events and events on the national calendar
- men under 23
- juniors men
- juniors women,
the use of radio links or other means of remote communication with the riders is not permitted.
For safety reasons and to provide support for riders, a secure communication
and information system (the «earpiece») may be used in men and women elite
events under the following conditions:
- the power of the transceiver may not exceed 5 watts;
§ 3
UCI CYCLING REGULATIONS
12 ROAD RACES E0109
- the range of the system shall be limited to the space occupied by the race;
- its use is limited to exchanges between riders and the team manager and
between riders of a same team.
The use of such a system is subject to any relevant legal provisions and to
thoughtful and reasonable use with respect for ethics and the rider’s freedom
of decision.
The use of any other system is subject to prior authorisation from the equipment
unit of the UCI in accordance with article 1.3.004.
Please note that riders are forbidden to use a mobile telephone while riding a race.
(text modified on 1.01.02; 1.01.05; 1.01.08; 1.01.09; 1.01.10).
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby sifter on Wed 20/Jan/10 7:09pm

Hendy 2nd to Greipel in today's stage...
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Tugboat on Wed 20/Jan/10 7:11pm

Hendy moves up to 2nd on GC though. :thumbsup:
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Tugboat on Wed 20/Jan/10 10:26pm

Roly's got himself a feature article over on cyclingnews.com... http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/roulsto ... ond-chance :thumbsup:

The CN reporter tries to steal some of Hendy's thunder by crediting Roly as a former scratch race world champion though! :o
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Hogan on Wed 20/Jan/10 10:52pm

An article on Hendy from Cycling news

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/skys-he ... me-greipel
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Re: Santos Tour Down Under

Postby Tugboat on Wed 20/Jan/10 10:54pm

Hendy was impressive in the sprint to come from a long way back to snatch second from McEwen.. Fuck the lead in was messy though... surprised there wasn't carnage in the last couple of kms.
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