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I'm trying to find the altimetry and race profiles, showing the elevations and categories of the climbs in the Tour Down Under stages. Has anyone found any that have nice big images or graphs? I saw the ones at Cyclingnews.com but they're pretty small. I went to the Tour down Under website and I can't find them. Let me know if you've seen any. Thanks!

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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official profiles are here:

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/down-under-classic-and-stages-1-6.htm

Not sure the mountains are categorized as such, but are just labeled as KOM points

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Liam Cahill [42 posts] 3 years ago
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Try steephill.tv

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northstar [1108 posts] 3 years ago
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Is there a prologue on the 20th as steephill.tv claims?

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 3 years ago
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You lot are keen, preview is on its way but a work in progress at the mo.

Stage maps and profiles are here:

http://road.cc/content/gallery/73049-santos-tour-down-under-2013

There's no Prologue.

There is a criterium (People's Choice Classic, formerly the Cancer Council Classic) on the Sunday but while it is part of the broader event, it isn't actually part of the Tour Down Under itself.

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Marauder [274 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/down-under-classic-and-stages-1-6.htm

Thanks TERatcliffe but I had to laugh at the titles of the different names of the races.

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northstar [1108 posts] 3 years ago
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There's no Prologue.

There is a criterium (People's Choice Classic, formerly the Cancer Council Classic) on the Sunday but while it is part of the broader event, it isn't actually part of the Tour Down Under itself.

Ah, thanks : )

I think there has been a typo on Mediterranean (nitpicky I know, sorry)

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeh some of the names are funny, all the profiles shown on all the other websites are taken from the official site

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fraser [27 posts] 3 years ago
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northstar wrote:

I think there has been a typo on Mediterranean (nitpicky I know, sorry)

It's not a typo, thats what the race is called  3

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Flizyt [3 posts] 3 years ago
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Are there any points allowed for the GC ?

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leortp [66 posts] 3 years ago
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Am I being blind or is Matt Goss not on the list?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes he is on 3rd most expensive rider

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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A lot of the Greenedge Guys were just added......I bet Durbridge is double that price by seasons end and he'd possibly be favourite for this if there was a time trial in there somewhere?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Gerrans or EBH for me

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leortp [66 posts] 3 years ago
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Can't see many people not picking Gerrans at that value.

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enrique [2341 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok, I'd like to know if people see this as 5 flat stages and the Old Willungs hill stage... I know a lot is at stake for the game if you see them that way!  1

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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For the quality of the field i would say its 5 flat with the hill thrown in as an added excitement.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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5 flatish, but a few wont be at the finish in stage 2 i reckon

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robacairns [19 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't know - stage 2 looks pretty serious to me. From all reports, Corkscrew Hill is a very tough climb. Even at 2.5k long, if someone with a bit of form really tries to go on it, they could well break up the field and stay away to the finish - Gilbert-ish? The run-in is all downhill, and not straight, and a chase may be tricky to organize.
However, early season, and the change in climate for most riders - hard to see who will be up for it. They could just decide to pedal over and wait till stage 5 to decide things - definitely an opportunity though.

Also - if the pace is high, I could see Kittel and Guardini having trouble with stage 3 (and maybe even stage 1 depending on their form?). Are they the weakest climbers in the peloton - anyone else spring to mind besides Bos who is not here?

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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robacairns - i know what you mean but all the riders will have just come off winter training in the likes of Mallorca and Tenerife etc so i think they will try and hold back the pace until they get their race legs back.

Mind you it would be good to see an early break cos sometimes the stages are just processions until the lead out trains kick in  4

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Good job @TheJensie is involved then!!

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robacairns [19 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

robacairns - i know what you mean but all the riders will have just come off winter training in the likes of Mallorca and Tenerife etc so i think they will try and hold back the pace until they get their race legs back.

Mind you it would be good to see an early break cos sometimes the stages are just processions until the lead out trains kick in  4

Agreed - always hard to know what the peloton will do in races like this. Remember the Tour of California last year? Sagan may have won all those stages anyway, but the group went pretty easy over some tough terrain and allowed a big bunch to stay together (I remember because it particularly screwed up my fantasy team). It's true - the profile does not always make the race. I'm just saying that stage 2 presents a real opportunity - and it would throw a little more flavour into the race if the overall was shaken up early.

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Kingrolo [50 posts] 3 years ago
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This article at Cycling News http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-down-under-spot-confirms-kerbys-talent states that the Uni SA team is different to that in the game. Which is right, please?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Seems Rohan Dennis will be out, for those interested

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matthewn5 [776 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, the Corkscrew road is a killer! I grew up in Adelaide used to ride around those hills on my Raleigh Record (12kg...) in the 70s.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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I wish I didn't have to sleep.

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robacairns [19 posts] 3 years ago
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Good luck to all - here we go!
I've got an all-nighter ahead of me, so you may have to excuse some sleep deprived giddiness later on.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Game-on  41 see you on the other side....  28