Greipel takes the lead with time trial win

HTC-Columbia get off to strong start in Turkey

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
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:08:40 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:06 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:09 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:10 
5Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:11 
6Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:13 
7Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:15 
8Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16 
10Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:17 
12Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
13Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:19 
14Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
15Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
16David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21 
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:22 
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
19Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:23 
20Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano0:00:24 
21Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:25 
22Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
23Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26 
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
25Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
26Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
27Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:27 
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
29Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:28 
30Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
31Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
32Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:29 
33Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:30 
34Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
35Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33 
36Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC  
37Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:34 
38Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
39Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:35 
40Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
41Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
43Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:36 
44Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:37 
45René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
46Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
47Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:38 
48Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
49Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
50Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:39 
51Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:40 
52Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:41 
53Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:42 
54Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:00:43 
55Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri  
56Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC  
57David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
58Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:44 
59Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:45 
60Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
61Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:47 
63Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
64Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:48 
65Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:49 
66Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:50 
67Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
68Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:51 
69Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
70Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:53 
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
72Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
73Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:54 
74Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
75Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:55 
76Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
77Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:57 
78Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
79Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
80Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:00:58 
81Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:59 
82Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:00 
83Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:01 
84Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
85Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:02 
86Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
87Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey0:01:03 
88Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:01:04 
89David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
90Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:05 
91Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:06 
92Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey0:01:07 
93Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
94Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:08 
95Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
96Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:12 
97Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey0:01:14 
98Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
99Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:15 
100Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
101Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:16 
102Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:22 
103Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:23 
104Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
105Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey0:01:24 
106Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey0:01:30 
107Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey  
108Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:32 
109Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey0:01:44 
110Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey0:01:54 
111Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
Teams
1Team HTC - Columbia0:26:17 
2Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:00:29 
3Liquigas - Doimo0:00:34 
4ISD - Neri0:00:49 
5Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:50 
6Xacobeo - Galicia0:00:53 
7Footon-Servetto0:00:57 
8Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:00 
9Skil - Shimano0:01:05 
10Vorarlberg - Corractec0:01:13 
11CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:41 
12Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos0:01:46 
13Carmiooro - NGC0:01:56 
14De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:58 
15Turkish National Team0:03:07 
General Classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:08:40 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:06 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:09 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:10 
5Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:11 
6Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:13 
7Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:15 
8Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16 
10Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:17 
12Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
13Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:19 
14Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
15Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
16David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21 
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:22 
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
19Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:23 
20Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano0:00:24 
21Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:25 
22Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
23Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26 
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
25Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
26Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
27Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:27 
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
29Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:28 
30Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
31Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
32Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:29 
33Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:30 
34Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
35Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33 
36Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC  
37Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:34 
38Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
39Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:35 
40Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
41Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
43Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:36 
44Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:37 
45René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
46Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
47Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:38 
48Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
49Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
50Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:39 
51Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:40 
52Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:41 
53Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:42 
54Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:00:43 
55Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri  
56Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC  
57David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
58Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:44 
59Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:45 
60Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
61Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:47 
63Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
64Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:48 
65Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:49 
66Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:50 
67Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
68Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:51 
69Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
70Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:53 
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
72Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
73Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:54 
74Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
75Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:55 
76Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
77Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:57 
78Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
79Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
80Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:00:58 
81Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:59 
82Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:00 
83Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:01 
84Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
85Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:02 
86Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
87Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey0:01:03 
88Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:01:04 
89David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
90Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:05 
91Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:06 
92Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey0:01:07 
93Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
94Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:08 
95Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
96Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:12 
97Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey0:01:14 
98Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
99Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:15 
100Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
101Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:16 
102Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:22 
103Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:23 
104Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
105Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey0:01:24 
106Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey0:01:30 
107Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey  
108Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:32 
109Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey0:01:44 
110Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey0:01:54 
111Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
Teams Classification
1Team HTC - Columbia0:26:17 
2Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:00:29 
3Liquigas - Doimo0:00:34 
4ISD - Neri0:00:49 
5Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:50 
6Xacobeo - Galicia0:00:53 
7Footon-Servetto0:00:57 
8Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:00 
9Skil - Shimano0:01:05 
10Vorarlberg - Corractec0:01:13 
11CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:41 
12Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos0:01:46 
13Carmiooro - NGC0:01:56 
14De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:58 
15Turkish National Team0:03:07 

 

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