Tour Down Under

by enrique   January 8, 2013  

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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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
8th January 2013 - 12:55

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posted by silas chime [207 posts]
8th January 2013 - 16:53

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Try steephill.tv

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posted by liam.cahill1 [41 posts]
8th January 2013 - 17:12

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Is there a prologue on the 20th as steephill.tv claims?

posted by northstar [1086 posts]
8th January 2013 - 17:19

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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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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7930 posts]
8th January 2013 - 18:40

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

posted by Marauder [238 posts]
8th January 2013 - 19:47

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Quote:
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)

posted by northstar [1086 posts]
8th January 2013 - 20:55

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
8th January 2013 - 21:49

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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 Wink

posted by fraser [28 posts]
9th January 2013 - 17:31

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Are there any points allowed for the GC ?

posted by Flizyt [4 posts]
9th January 2013 - 20:32

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Am I being blind or is Matt Goss not on the list?

posted by leortp [65 posts]
14th January 2013 - 11:25

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Yes he is on 3rd most expensive rider

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
14th January 2013 - 11:37

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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?

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
14th January 2013 - 14:01

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Gerrans or EBH for me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
14th January 2013 - 14:06

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Can't see many people not picking Gerrans at that value.

posted by leortp [65 posts]
14th January 2013 - 16:38

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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! Smile

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
14th January 2013 - 18:30

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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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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
14th January 2013 - 18:45

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5 flatish, but a few wont be at the finish in stage 2 i reckon

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
14th January 2013 - 21:39

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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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posted by robacairns [18 posts]
15th January 2013 - 21:35

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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 Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
16th January 2013 - 17:07

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Good job @TheJensie is involved then!!

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
16th January 2013 - 19:25

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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 Big Grin

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.

Rob Cairns

posted by robacairns [18 posts]
16th January 2013 - 21:49

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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?

posted by Kingrolo [36 posts]
18th January 2013 - 13:32

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Seems Rohan Dennis will be out, for those interested

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
20th January 2013 - 11:50

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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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21st January 2013 - 20:31

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
21st January 2013 - 22:55

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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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posted by robacairns [18 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 1:01

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Game-on Applause see you on the other side.... Sleepy

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 1:11

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