2014 Tour Down Under: Stage 05

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2014 Tour Down Under: Stage 05

Dear Adelaide, look, seriously, I can't get past the driving thing. If anything it was worse today than yesterday. I mean, if you can't take constructive criticism I don't know why I bother.

2014 Tour Down Under: Stage 05

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I Who Do You Want To Win?
A Street Poll Conducted by MFS

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"The lad we'd like to win possesses a rare combination – an unusually high lung volume and the capacity to absorb more oxygen from each breath than 99.9% of the population. Because of that some folks affectionately call him 'The Lung.' His birth name however, is Cadel Evans. We want Cadel to win today's race and the whole Tour Down Under too. And for that matter the Tour de France!"—Thomas and Alistair
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"In 2006 my wife and I were on vacation in the Swiss Alps. We did not care about cycling, but as it happens there was race on called the Tour de Romandie. Traffic was so bad it was impossible to get around the race. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So we stayed and we watched two days of the race. It turns out we love cycling! The speed and the noise and the fans, the energy is amazing! That year Cadel Evans won the whole race. So now of course we love racing and have been following it ever since. You must understand, we could think of nothing better than to see Cadel win again!"—Brian
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"At the age of seven Cadel Evans was hit in the head by a horse, and spent seven days in an induced coma. When I was five I fell off a ladder and almost killed myself, so I want Cadel to win this race."—Tim
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"Cadel brought the Tour de France to Australia for the first time, plus he's the oldest to win it in modern times. After that, I'll go for Cadel no matter what race he's in."—Ben
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"CUDDLES! CUDDLES! CUDDLES! CUDDLES!"—Dirk, Tommy, Byron and Nick
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"As an avid mountain biker and Australian myself, I'd like to see Cadel win. Cadel started his career in MTB, he rode for the Australian Institute of Sport mountain bike program when he was 18. He won a couple of Worlds medals before he switched to the road in 2000."—Richard
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"We're going for Cadel, he's such a great person! He and his wife adopted a baby boy who was abandoned in Ethiopia a few years back. He also gives a lot to charity and supports good causes."—Margaret, Lisa and Jennifer
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"ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"
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"Hang on a second—WHAT? OH, CADEL!—Yeah, I'm back."—???
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"Cadel is a Member of the Order of Australia, right? I think I have to support him then. I'm cheering for Cadel."—Winston
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"Cadel was the underdog for so long, because people thought he would never win anything important. He proved them wrong though, so he's got my support. I like a good underdog rising to the top, shedding their poor reputation."—Dan
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"Usually I like the climbers the best, but Cadel is so good because he's an all-arounder that can climb with the best of them. So I usually want him to win, especially in his home race."—Lyle
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"ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"

II Willunga Hill: The Scene

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This "work crew" became suspicious and quasi-combative when I stopped to photograph/document this unsanctioned-arborist tableau, of which they were all a part.
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This Subaru Bumby ute was parked on "lower" Willunga Hill Road.
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III SKODA KOM #1: Willunga Hill
(129.1km)

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It was really hot.
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IV Intermission

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V SKODA KOM #2: Willunga Hill
(151.5km)

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Consolation Mono #1
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Consolation Mono #2
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VI Followup Interviews

We ran into the Team Sky Ladies from the other day again and learned that their names (which were forgotten the first time around) are Katherine, Sara, Tanya and Helen. Unfortunately they were in a rush, and had time only for a two-sentence quote:

 

We were going to write GO SKY! in chalk, but we forgot chalk of course. We were going to draw a big heart as well for Geraint, since it's Welsh Valentine's Day today. Oh well!”- The Sky Ladies

 


 

 

  • MFS: Michael! I didn’t expect to see you on Willunga!
  • Michael: Hiya! It was good yesterday, I had so much fun seeing the guys do their thing and yeah, so I wanted to come out again!

VII AUSTRALIAN TEAM KIT WHICH SHOULD BE MADE USING CASTELLI TEAM KIT
(SO THAT WE CAN OPENLY LIKE IT'S BECAUSE IT'S EXCEPTIONAL, GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING)

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