Travis Meyer



Jono L

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thunder said:
ridden against the brother, what is the word on the two, and Howard?

anyone have any idea who will be the better rider.
They are all freaks. What can I say. O'shea as well... should be interesting for aussy cycling once this generation moves through..
 

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Jono L said:
They are all freaks. What can I say. O'shea as well... should be interesting for aussy cycling once this generation moves through..
guys like Jamieson and Olman were just as dominant, but they seem to have stagnated.

I think it is tougher to make that jump, like Goss and Sutton have with aplomb.

Be interesting to see how Clarke and Sulzberger go. I think S Clarke is stronger than W Sulzberger, but it might just be pot luck with respect to the opportunities that they get in the pro teams. A team like Skil Shimano would be good for Sulzberger and Clarke to go to in their first two years, or perhaps one of the French teams. They do not want to be on the C squad in their second year at an Italian team, as that is was happened to Brad Davidson. Never had a program to ride, had no idea what he was doing, and Sanders was doing his training with no idea to his race program.

That was Saeco too. Very unprofessional. All they care about is their top 5 riders who will get results. That is why one more year riding for SA AIS is not a bad thing. But they need to get in some stronger races, more selective professional races against Lampre or Liquigas this year.
 

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Well we'll have to see, not everyone will make it or continue to be as dominant..but at least 2 of em will go big.
 

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Well we'll have to see, not everyone will make it or continue to be as dominant..but at least 2 of em will go big.
got a feeling that the two that do, will have the same surname too.
 

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guys like Jamieson and Olman were just as dominant, but they seem to have stagnated.
Not really, except in TT's and pursuit. Strong, tough, but no top end speed on the track.
 

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got a feeling that the two that do, will have the same surname too.
And our former PM's namesake will also be there, I promise!
 

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Jono L said:
And our former PM's namesake will also be there, I promise!
on the track. Not sure he will have the 200 km legs.

Hushovd, Greipel, Boonen and Steels say he will.

Boonen and Steels jnr 1km and senior 1km trackies.
 

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As a cycling fan who tends to the ignorant side, I was wondering where on earth Meyer had come from.

This thread has been bloody fascinating. Thanks all.
 

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Drongo said:
As a cycling fan who tends to the ignorant side, I was wondering where on earth Meyer had come from.

This thread has been bloody fascinating. Thanks all.

a womb?

Professor Richard Dawkins, paging Professor Dawkins?

any ob-gyn wish to weigh in?




















in all serious Drongo, he has been rippinh it up for 4 or 5 years in the jnrs.
 

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in all serious Drongo, he has been rippinh it up for 4 or 5 years in the jnrs.
Ah, you have been paying attention to these things; I (clearly) have not. As I say, I'm happy to admit my ignorance. I'm also glad that others out there know about this stuff and write about it.

PS. Dammit, so you mean that stuff about storks is ... Oh no, say it ain't so, Joe!
 

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I thought these guys were 20 (just turned 20 in Jan). Seemed odd that they've been 18 in all the articles that I've read about them in the last two years LOL! Good luck to them...next stop Europe.
 

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They just changed the rules on that. It used to be 140ish k. IE- Tour of Bright 2006 I raced A grade as a junior and the first stage was 139k and that was cool but in 2007 the juniors weren't allowed to race A, they had to race B who's first stage was 110k (I however was at Byron Bay:D )

all the races we did in ITaly never went longer than 110k and cos they were so fast compared to aus races they were always over in under 3 hours so it felt really short..
Thanks for that explanation BTW Jono. Sounds like you have the **** together yourself. I'll keep looking out for your name and wish you the best as a pro... if that's the direction you want to head.
 

Jono L

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Thanks for that explanation BTW Jono. Sounds like you have the **** together yourself. I'll keep looking out for your name and wish you the best as a pro... if that's the direction you want to head.
Yeh we'll see even if not Pro I definately wanto do some more euro racing once I've got uni out of the way..

Also,
Trav musta been pretty fucked after wellington, riding well below his best at the national pursuit today
Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification

1 Mark Jamieson (TAS) 4.23.973 (54.55 km/h)
2 Leigh Howard (VIC) 4.28.335
3 Jack Bobridge (SA) 4.29.136
4 Zakkari Dempster (VIC) 4.29.893
5 Phillip Thuaux (NSW) 4.31.324
6 James Langedyk (VIC) 4.32.916
7 Robert Lyte (NSW) 4.33.043
8 Cameron Wurf (TAS) 4.33.326
9 Sean Finning (VIC) 4.37.453
10 Dale Scarfe (NSW) 4.38.178
11 Travis Meyer (WA) 4.41.831
12 Tyson Lawrence (WA) 4.55.294
 

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Jono L said:
Yeh we'll see even if not Pro I definately wanto do some more euro racing once I've got uni out of the way..

Also,
Trav musta been pretty fucked after wellington, riding well below his best at the national pursuit today
Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification

1 Mark Jamieson (TAS) 4.23.973 (54.55 km/h)
2 Leigh Howard (VIC) 4.28.335
3 Jack Bobridge (SA) 4.29.136
4 Zakkari Dempster (VIC) 4.29.893
5 Phillip Thuaux (NSW) 4.31.324
6 James Langedyk (VIC) 4.32.916
7 Robert Lyte (NSW) 4.33.043
8 Cameron Wurf (TAS) 4.33.326
9 Sean Finning (VIC) 4.37.453
10 Dale Scarfe (NSW) 4.38.178
11 Travis Meyer (WA) 4.41.831
12 Tyson Lawrence (WA) 4.55.294
Impressive by Howard, just turned 18 in October/November.

When Howard is more a sprinter than a pursuiter, even with his matching of Mcgee's WR in the jnr 3km.

I think Howard will be one of the strongest teams pursuiters with his capacities. Perhaps too young to take him to Beijing.
 

Jono L

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Yeh I reckon Beijing pursuit team will be McGee, Jamieson, Roberts and Dawson with Howard and Bobridge as maybes, thoughts?
 

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Then there's Cam Meyer in the Points, anyone from O'Grady, Brown, Davis, Cam Meyer for the madison. Maybe Brownie for the scratch race?....
 

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Jono L said:
Yeh I reckon Beijing pursuit team will be McGee, Jamieson, Roberts and Dawson with Howard and Bobridge as maybes, thoughts?
nup, no way.

They need a pick up rider (lead off) and Mckenzie rates Brown the best in the world in that position, even if he falls off the pace in the last km.

So, unless they fill that position with Dawson, or Lancaster, someone explosive with strength to last, I see the same 4 who took the gold in Athens.

Renshaw outside outside chance.

I wonder what Howard could do in the pick up position. I always though Kersten should try to take that spot off Brown. It is a specialised position. Kersten talked about riding the teams after they took the kilo off the program. I think that would be BK's best shot at winning gold.