Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Today’s stage will finish in Hahndorf and I’m predicting we will have a similar situation to yesterday with a break away which will be brought back on the long flat roads of Woodside and Balhannah. The Peleton enter Hahndorf on Ambleside Rd (the same way we go from Balhannah to Hahndorf) which will make the approach to the finishing straight a little more interesting then yesterday and provides a little opportunity for the likes of UniSA and Garmin to generate a late attack. This will also complicate things slightly for the sprinters teams with the more technical approach to the line I think we won’t see a typical full team lead out to the line – that said Columbia are the best in the world at lead outs and anything is possible.

My prediction is Greipel and Steegmans will be battling this one out again while brown and Robbie watches again!