Excitement always builds before the Tour Down Under, with the Australian stage race occupying a privileged position in the race calendar as the opening WorldTour event. For many fans, the arrival of the TDU breaks the ‘fast’ of the winter off-season, and provides a chance to see riders in their fresh new kit. The 2018 race comprises six stages from Tuesday January 16 to Sunday, January 21.
The 2018 pro cycling season kicked off properly this week with the Tour Down Under in Australia. The opening stage of the first WorldTour race of the new season finished with a fast-paced bunch sprint, won by German André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal). As in previous seasons, the Tour Down Under is the first race where a number of riders make their debut for new teams – with some younger riders making their debut in the professional ranks.
An Australian driver who admitted to having taken drugs before hitting a cyclist, leaving the scene and then trying to conceal the incident is attempting to have her sentence reduced. Lawyer Richard Edney representing Rebekah Stewart of Victoria wants to see her jail term reduced, saying that her six-year sentence is ‘manifestly excessive’ and is ‘more a sentence where someone has died’.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".