Saturday, January 19, 2008

Heat wave in Australia


The Tour Down Under is going to be a tough race for the Euskaltel riders. The time difference between Spain and Australia is 8 hours, so that will definetely have an effect on their performance. So too will the predicted excessively hot weather. Temperatures might reach an unbearable 50 degrees celsius at some stage in the race, something the Euskaltel riders may struggle to cope with. According to Euskaltel's homepage, Jon, especially, is stuggling to adapt to the extreme weather. The predicted heat wave in Australia might have a big impact on the racing, so, if the riders don't perform to expectations, they're excused.

4 comments:

Bolsen3 said...

The condition and weather is the same for any rider, no need for excuses from anyone. The Australians probably have an advantage, but no other than them. Thor Hushovd will probably take care of the whining and blaming the conditions this season too, no need for others to do that :-D

Magnus said...

Right on bolsen:p It's such a drag listening to him...

Anonymous said...

Now it's a bit 'cool' (27 degrees)
http://news.theage.com.au/rabobank-primed-for-protour-history/20080121-1n7j.html

Anonymous said...

The time difference during the European winter is 10 hours, not 8 as you mentioned. (Due to daylight savings).

 

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