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is a world famous wine producing area before climbing the very long and tough
Willinga Hill to finish the race at the top of the hill on the 2nd ascent. Ritchie
Porte won for the 3rd year in a a row but couldn't get a big enough gap to

                                           wrestle the lead from Simon Gerrans but
                                           took over 2nd place. That hill really does
                                           sort out the race and there are some
                                           riders grovelling towards the back as you
                                           can imagine.

                                           Sunday is the circuit race around down
                                           town Adelaide and as I said above was
                                           won by Caleb Ewen in his trade mark over
                                           the front wheel sprint and unless there
                                             is any chance of somebody pinching the
                                             race with the time bonuses on offer
                                             then it is done and dusted. The Orica
                                             Green Edge team were in control of all
the race which is only 90 ks and covered in just under 2 hours.

As I've mentioned other years, we go for coffees
in various cafes about 5 minutes walk from Dot's
and on the Saturday morning the BMC team
including Ritchie Porte, Peter Velits. last years
winner Rohan Dennis who also won the prologue
in the TDF last year at a record speed and
naturally took the Yellow Jersey sat at the next
table to us and at the table the other side sat
the Drapac team with Graeme Brown an Olympic
gold medallist on the track so it's certainly an
interesting place to go for coffees.

We had a chat to Sean Yates on a couple of
occasions at stage starts.

One funny incident happened, I was in a cafe just

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