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Santos Tour Down Under 2016 **Spoilers**

imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
edited January 2016 in Pro race
Pretty sure we didn't have a thread for this last year - but I like to read up on the stages before they happen and I find it concentrates the mind to do a bit of cut and pasting into a post

Santos Tour Down Under 2016

19th January - 24th January 2016 - 6 stages
http://tourdownunder.com.au/en - official website

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race.php?id=163240&c=3 - startlist on a single page (difficult to look past BMC with Richie and Rohan - but who knows)

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-down-under-matt-whites-guide-to-the-race/ - a nice little preview

Stage 1 19th January 2016 - Prospect to Lyndoch

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The Chain of Ponds (chain chain chain - chain of pools)

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,098
    Does Australia not have cheese? Does it not have wine? Does it not have beer, pies, sausages? Does it not have geology?

    Good god man, you've not even included any profiles*

    I know it's only the TdU, a warm up before the season starts for real, where nobody will even read the spoilers, let alone post on them, but I see no reason for letting standards slip.

    *edit: except for the first stage, obviously. Apologies, the pic didn't load first time around over 3G.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Does Australia not have cheese? Does it not have wine? Does it not have beer, pies, sausages? Does it not have geology?

    .

    No. HTH.
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  • Does Australia not have cheese? Does it not have wine? Does it not have beer, pies, sausages? Does it not have geology?

    .

    No. HTH.


    :shock:

    Bad Boy

    We need cheese, we need wine and beer, we need geology, and we need animal inhabitants of the region.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    OK - here is some Art (it's a Helmut Newton photo), some History (it was taken before I was born) and Cheese all in one go - oh yeah and it's Australian

    parmigianoperfectcheese.jpg

    Geology - posted a lake; isn't that enough. Tuff if it aint.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,098
    I think it's only fair to warn you, imatfaal, that though you impressed last season as a stagiare, things are a bit more serious now you're a 1st season neo-pro. Your performance in this race will be scrutinised to determine areas for improvement, and will play a large part in selection for this season's spoiler threads. We'll be looking to see if you can pull on the flat stages, make the break in the hilly stages, and climb in the mountains. But as much as anything, your attitude to how you approach this race, what you can learn from it and how you respond to challenges and criticism will be used to see if you have the required character to really make it in the BR Spoiler threads.

    I suggest you take note.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Australia shipped most of its geology to China so we could all share the scorching climate.

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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Well they've made a right mess of that. ^^^^

    Glad to see the thin white duke still in your avatar Macaloon. It was all a bit much for me yesterday. Still in shock :-(
  • I think it's only fair to warn you, imatfaal, that though you impressed last season as a stagiare, things are a bit more serious now you're a 1st season neo-pro. Your performance in this race will be scrutinised to determine areas for improvement, and will play a large part in selection for this season's spoiler threads. We'll be looking to see if you can pull on the flat stages, make the break in the hilly stages, and climb in the mountains. But as much as anything, your attitude to how you approach this race, what you can learn from it and how you respond to challenges and criticism will be used to see if you have the required character to really make it in the BR Spoiler threads.

    I suggest you take note.

    Chain of pools pun puts him straight into the classics team for me.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • I think it's only fair to warn you, imatfaal, that though you impressed last season as a stagiare, things are a bit more serious now you're a 1st season neo-pro. Your performance in this race will be scrutinised to determine areas for improvement, and will play a large part in selection for this season's spoiler threads. We'll be looking to see if you can pull on the flat stages, make the break in the hilly stages, and climb in the mountains. But as much as anything, your attitude to how you approach this race, what you can learn from it and how you respond to challenges and criticism will be used to see if you have the required character to really make it in the BR Spoiler threads.

    I suggest you take note.

    Chain of pools pun puts him straight into the classics team for me.


    Not even a run out at Tro-Bro Leon, first? :shock:
  • He's already demonstrated he has class to burn. Now I just need to see if he still has enough to pun at a world tour level after 6 hours of racing and a 4 pack of Chimay. You can only get to that level by experiencing it.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • My road.cc fantasy team is pencilled in.

    Should be a cracker this one.

    :)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,053
    Aussie Geology is nothing if not complex....

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    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Aussie Geology is nothing if not complex....

    Ausgeolbasic.jpg

    Strewth!
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    edited January 2016
    Dupe
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Don't think I've ever looked forward to the start of the season this much.. so bored of watching cross!
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,979
    Aussie Geology is nothing if not complex....

    Ausgeolbasic.jpg


    So what are the white bits... just nothingness?
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Looks like that's tertiary according to the key
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,979
    Looks like that's tertiary according to the key

    Clever clever... I don't know what that is so care to expand?
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    No idea..
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,543
    Isn't that the age of the rock, e.g Tertiary period?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Isn't that the age of the rock, e.g Tertiary period?

    3rd Rock from the Sun. 8)
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Isn't that the age of the rock, e.g Tertiary period?

    I though it was the highest level of qualification the rock had achieved? So tertiary rock would be educated to University degree level.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,053
    Yes, Tertiary = 65 million years to 2.5 million years ago - This is a total guess but I suspect it's white becasue nothing too interesting happened to Australia in that period...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Seperation from Antarctica with all those marsupials?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,053
    When did that happen?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    edited January 2016
    55-39 million years ago according to my (internet) sources :D

    Some evidence for this in tropical rainforest & marsupial remains found within limestones in N Queensland - prob corresponding to part of the "white" area of the map.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    It's early in the season so I'll let it slide but there is no mention of horses.

    I shall rectify this with: The Brumby
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,053
    55-39 million years ago according to my (internet) sources :D

    Some evidence for this in tropical rainforest & marsupial remains found within limestones in N Queensland - prob corresponding to part of the "white" area of the map.

    sounds reasonable...

    I'll be honest I ve no idea about that area, did nt come up much in Cardiff
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    edited January 2016
    Yes, Tertiary = 65 million years to 2.5 million years ago - This is a total guess but I suspect it's white becasue nothing too interesting happened to Australia in that period...

    It even missed the dinosaur extinction event: Murdoch*, Abbott, Harris etc

    e: * Links to joke about Rupe's most recent acquisition
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,543
    Yes, Tertiary = 65 million years to 2.5 million years ago - This is a total guess but I suspect it's white becasue nothing too interesting happened to Australia in that period...

    It even missed the dinosaur extinction event: Murdoch, Abbott, Harris etc

    BOOM!
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
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