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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2010

Date range:
April 11-18, 2010

April 11, Stage 1: Istanbul - Istanbul 5.8km

Greipel takes the lead with time trial win

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Cycling News
Published:
April 11, 2010, 11:25 BST,
Updated:
April 11, 2010, 21:04 BST

HTC-Columbia get off to strong start in Turkey

Stage winner and race leader André Greipel (HTC-Columbia)

Stage winner and race leader André Greipel (HTC-Columbia)

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Andre Greipel led an HTC-Columbia one-two in the opening individual time trial of the 2010 Presidential Tour of Turkey. The German sprinter claimed the first leader's jersey of the race in Istanbul with a six-second victory over teammate Tejay Van Garderen. Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas-Doimo) finished third, three seconds further back.

"It was windy alongside the Bosphorus but that was the same for all the riders," Greipel said. "I saved some energy for the climb."

The day belonged to HTC-Columbia, as they finished the stage with five riders inside the top-10. Greipel covered the 5.8-kilometre course in 8:40, bettering Van Garderen's earlier benchmark. Their young Belgian teammate Jan Ghyselinck had been one of the first riders to record a time below nine minutes. Ghyselinck's 8:53 saw him finish sixth on the stage.

Bodnar and Rein Tarramae (Cofidis) were able to interrupt the HTC party somewhat as they moved in to occupy third and fourth positions.

The stage finished in the historical city center, in front of Haghya Sophia. Greipel was inspired by the magical setting.

"For me, Turkey has meant holidays," he said. "I went to the beach in Bilek before, but it's my first time racing in this country. I came with the ambition of winning a stage, but I didn't expect it would happen today. Sometimes I do good prologues, sometimes bad ones.

"I decided to give it all to this one. It came from a bet this morning with my roommate Bert Grabsch. As he's been the World Champion for time trial, and he's still the German champion, I told him I'd do a better time than him, but I didn't really believe what I said. I'm happy with the team's result today."

His win today bumped his total for the season up to seven victories, the most of any other pro racer in the peloton for 2010.

Greipel will now wear yellow in tomorrow's 181-kilometre stage from Kusadasi to Turgutreis, just outside the tourist destination of Bodrum. A sprint finish is expected, which should benefit Greipel.

UCI President Pat McQuaid had stopped in Istanbul on his way to Dubai for the Asian Cycling Championships. "To have the best team in the world winning here means there is a great week of racing ahead," he predicted.

Full Results
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:08:40  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:06  
3 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:09  
4 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:10  
5 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:11  
6 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13  
7 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:15  
8 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:16  
10 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
11 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:17  
12 Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
13 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:19  
14 Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
15 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
16 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:21  
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:22  
18 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
19 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:23  
20 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano 0:00:24  
21 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:25  
22 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
23 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:26  
24 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
25 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
26 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:00:27  
28 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia    
29 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
30 Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
31 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
32 Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec 0:00:29  
33 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:30  
34 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
35 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:33  
36 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC    
37 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:34  
38 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri    
39 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:35  
40 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
41 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
42 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
43 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:36  
44 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:00:37  
45 René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
46 Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
47 Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:00:38  
48 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
49 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos    
50 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:39  
51 Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:40  
52 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:41  
53 Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:42  
54 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano 0:00:43  
55 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri    
56 Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC    
57 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
58 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:44  
59 Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:45  
60 Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
61 Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
62 Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:00:47  
63 Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos    
64 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:48  
65 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:49  
66 Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:50  
67 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
68 Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:51  
69 Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
70 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:53  
71 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
72 Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
73 Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:54  
74 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
75 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:55  
76 Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
77 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:57  
78 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
79 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
80 Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:58  
81 Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:59  
82 Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:00  
83 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:01  
84 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
85 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:02  
86 Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
87 Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey 0:01:03  
88 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano 0:01:04  
89 David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
90 Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:05  
91 Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:06  
92 Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey 0:01:07  
93 Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
94 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:08  
95 Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
96 Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:12  
97 Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey 0:01:14  
98 Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
99 Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:15  
100 Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
101 Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec 0:01:16  
102 Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:22  
103 Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:23  
104 Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto    
105 Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey 0:01:24  
106 Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey 0:01:30  
107 Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey    
108 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:32  
109 Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey 0:01:44  
110 Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey 0:01:54  
111 Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
Teams
1 Team HTC - Columbia 0:26:17  
2 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:00:29  
3 Liquigas - Doimo 0:00:34  
4 ISD - Neri 0:00:49  
5 Lampre - Farnese Vini 0:00:50  
6 Xacobeo - Galicia 0:00:53  
7 Footon-Servetto 0:00:57  
8 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:00  
9 Skil - Shimano 0:01:05  
10 Vorarlberg - Corractec 0:01:13  
11 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:41  
12 Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos 0:01:46  
13 Carmiooro - NGC 0:01:56  
14 De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:58  
15 Turkish National Team 0:03:07  
General Classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:08:40  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:06  
3 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:09  
4 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:10  
5 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:11  
6 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13  
7 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:15  
8 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:16  
10 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
11 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:17  
12 Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
13 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:19  
14 Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
15 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
16 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:21  
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:22  
18 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
19 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:23  
20 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano 0:00:24  
21 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:25  
22 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
23 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:26  
24 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
25 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
26 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:00:27  
28 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia    
29 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
30 Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
31 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
32 Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec 0:00:29  
33 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:30  
34 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
35 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:33  
36 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC    
37 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:34  
38 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri    
39 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:35  
40 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
41 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
42 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
43 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:36  
44 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:00:37  
45 René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
46 Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
47 Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:00:38  
48 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
49 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos    
50 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:39  
51 Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:40  
52 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:41  
53 Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:42  
54 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano 0:00:43  
55 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri    
56 Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC    
57 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
58 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:44  
59 Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:45  
60 Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
61 Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
62 Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:00:47  
63 Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos    
64 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:48  
65 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:49  
66 Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:50  
67 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
68 Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:51  
69 Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
70 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:53  
71 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
72 Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
73 Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:00:54  
74 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
75 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:55  
76 Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
77 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:57  
78 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
79 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
80 Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:58  
81 Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:59  
82 Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:00  
83 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:01  
84 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
85 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:02  
86 Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
87 Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey 0:01:03  
88 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano 0:01:04  
89 David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
90 Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:05  
91 Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:06  
92 Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey 0:01:07  
93 Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
94 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:08  
95 Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
96 Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:12  
97 Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey 0:01:14  
98 Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
99 Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:15  
100 Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
101 Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec 0:01:16  
102 Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos 0:01:22  
103 Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:23  
104 Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto    
105 Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey 0:01:24  
106 Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey 0:01:30  
107 Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey    
108 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:01:32  
109 Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey 0:01:44  
110 Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey 0:01:54  
111 Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
Teams Classification
1 Team HTC - Columbia 0:26:17  
2 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:00:29  
3 Liquigas - Doimo 0:00:34  
4 ISD - Neri 0:00:49  
5 Lampre - Farnese Vini 0:00:50  
6 Xacobeo - Galicia 0:00:53  
7 Footon-Servetto 0:00:57  
8 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:00  
9 Skil - Shimano 0:01:05  
10 Vorarlberg - Corractec 0:01:13  
11 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:41  
12 Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos 0:01:46  
13 Carmiooro - NGC 0:01:56  
14 De Rosa - Stac Plastic 0:01:58  
15 Turkish National Team 0:03:07