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Tour Down Under - Sky Team Named.

symosymo Posts: 1,743
edited December 2012 in Pro race
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The Adelaide-based event will once again be comprised of six stages, running between January 22-27, with the People’s Choice Classic criterium acting as a precursor to the action on Sunday 20 January.

Representing the team at a race that has traditionally been a successful one for Team Sky is a squad with an eye on next year’s Spring Classics.

Edvald Boasson Hagen returns to Australia looking to improve on seventh place in 2012 and, alongside former stage winner Chris Sutton, will head up the team’s sprint ambitions.

Experienced hand Mathew Hayman will be an assured presence in the role of road captain next to Bernhard Eisel, while a trio of Brits in Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas round out the seven-man line-up.

Kurt-Asle Arvesen meanwhile, will be calling the shots from the team car.

The race holds special memories for the squad, with the opening criterium in 2010 providing Team Sky with their first-ever victory in their very first appearance.

Viewers in the UK can catch live coverage of all six stages on Sky Sports HD during the race.

What no JTL??? Nice to see Thomas out there though.
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Sky sports though? Not paying all that extra for that, hope most of the races stay on Eurosport, Sky sports is a rip off unless you're in to your football...
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Sky sports though? Not paying all that extra for that, hope most of the races stay on Eurosport, Sky sports is a rip off unless you're in to your football...

    They will. Races need to be on free-to-air channels as part of some agreement or 'tother. Making people pay to watch advertising on wheels doesn't really make sense.

    TdU is always on Sky as no one really wants to watch it.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    iainf72 wrote:
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Sky sports though? Not paying all that extra for that, hope most of the races stay on Eurosport, Sky sports is a rip off unless you're in to your football...

    They will. Races need to be on free-to-air channels as part of some agreement or 'tother. Making people pay to watch advertising on wheels doesn't really make sense.

    TdU is always on Sky as no one really wants to watch it.
    I'm desperate to watch some cycling at the moment, I'll watch anything! Even watched the tour de Faso in French on TV5 Monde!
  • iainf72 wrote:
    Paul 8v wrote:

    TdU is always on Sky as no one really wants to watch it.

    Yeah, the real action starts with the Tour of Qatar, featuring a time trial round a car park and stage finishes watched by one man and a camel.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    iainf72 wrote:
    Paul 8v wrote:

    TdU is always on Sky as no one really wants to watch it.

    Yeah, the real action starts with the Tour of Qatar, featuring a time trial round a car park and stage finishes watched by one man and a camel.

    The racing in Qatar is a lot better than the racing in TdU.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    The TDU was the first pro stage race I watched. I got in to cycling just before the Tour last year, and the first proper race I watched was Cav at the words. I am very much looking forward the TDU, i'm also a bit surprised by JTL not being there.
  • Paul 8v wrote:
    I'm desperate to watch some cycling at the moment, I'll watch anything! Even watched the tour de Faso in French on TV5 Monde!

    This :D
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    edited December 2012
    sjmclean wrote:
    The TDU was the first pro stage race I watched. I got in to cycling just before the Tour last year, and the first proper race I watched was Cav at the words. I am very much looking forward the TDU, i'm also a bit surprised by JTL not being there.


    Its their core Classics squad for '13. JTL aint part of that. He's lined up for the lumpier stuff.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    sjmclean wrote:
    The TDU was the first pro stage race I watched. I got in to cycling just before the Tour last year, and the first proper race I watched was Cav at the words. I am very much looking forward the TDU, i'm also a bit surprised by JTL not being there.


    Its their core Classics squad for this year. JTL aint part of that. He's lined up for the lumpier stuff.

    To give Clenbertilol a pasting, oh yeah. MDCC massive bringing the pain.
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