1979 winter training
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Nibali worked it all out before Dr Oz
The moment the race was lost? Richie Porte attacks early on Old Willunga Hill. Cadel Evans has to respond as the Sky rider is only 33 seconds down on GC and there’s a 10 second time bonus waiting on the finish line.
But there’s a headwind and if Porte rides away, Evans pays a price for his efforts and gets caught and passed by Simon Gerrans who finishes second and collects the six second time bonus to lead the race by just one second.
There are two intermediate sprints with 3-2-1 seconds plus 10-6-4 seconds on the finish line for the final stage in Adelaide so it might not be the expected victory parade.
Porte’s attack brings back memory of something he said about Valverde during the Tour de France last summer:
“He attacked so early and it takes a fair set of swingers to do that”
Cadel Evans flying down the other side of corkscrew, TDU2014 | Nate ★ Life GIF!
Holy shit balls. After racing up corkscrew like a rat up a drain pipe…this is what it takes to win. Balls.
Wow, cool stuff
Evans has been known to rip a descent or two.
Cadel Evans goes solo up Corkscrew Road to take Stage 3 and the overall lead in the Tour Down Under
Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) salutes the crowd with a wheelie on the Corkscrew Road climb
ASO announce the route and 18 teams for the 2014 Tour of Oman.
Unlike the Tour of Qatar and the new Dubai Trophy race, this race features several hills and the infamous climb up the Jebel Al Akhdar (“Green Mountain”) looks set to determine the winner.
The 18 participating teams:
Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)
Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
Bardiani CSF (ITA)
Belkin Pro Cycling Team (NED)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Cannondale Pro Cycling (ITA)
IAM Cycling (SUI)
Katusha Team (RUS)
Lotto Belisol (BEL)
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team (BEL)
Team NetApp – Endura (GER)
Team Sky (GBR)
Tinkoff Saxo (DEN)
Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise (BEL)
Trek Factory Racing (USA)
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Stage 1, Tuesday, February 18: As Suwayq Castle – Naseem Garden (164.5 km)
Stage 2, Wednesday, February 19: Al Bustan – Qurayyat (139 km)
Stage 3, Thursday, February 20: Bank Muscat – Al Bustan (145 km)
Stage 4, Friday, February 21: Wadi Al Abiyad – Ministry of Housing (173 km)
Stage 5, Saturday, February 22: Bidbid – Jebel Akhdar / Green Mountain (147.5 km)
Stage 6, Sunday, February 23: As Sifah – Matrah Corniche (146.5 km)
Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge) wins Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under, coming past André Greipel just before the line.