Drum roll... the selection is in. And here is the team they came up with...
Note the notable omissions my favourite old boys Kirkham and Mockridge. On the whole, probably a stronger, more balanced squad than mine. Less sentimental and more modern. It's true, I probably overlooked Mark Renshaw somewhat...
Two riders for the general classification – Cadel Evans, Phil Anderson
Two domestiques to support general classification riders – Richie Porte, Michael Rogers
One sprinter – Robbie McEwen
Two leadout men for the sprinter – Brad McGee, Mark Renshaw
One all rounder – Simon Gerrans
One team captain – Sir Hubert Opperman
Interestingly, I wrote a similar - but more historical - piece for my Eurosport blog one day later and made a couple of tweaks.
Cadel Evans, Phil Anderson / Mick Rogers, Don Kirkham / Robbie McEwen / Baden Cooke, Adam Hansen / Russell Mockridge / Simon Gerrans
Here's the link: https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/blazin-saddles/blazin--saddles--australia-celebrates-a-century-in-the-tour-160022503.html
Having slept on it, I'd made some more changes - swapping Baden Cooke for Simon Gerrans and then drafting in Oppenman as team captain.
Think you may have missed the part about doping, which makes O'Grady, Stephens and Hodge ineligible. Peiper rode five Tours and completed three. He was solid if unspectacular - a possible for the domestique role, but competition was too high!