Greipel wins again in Turkey

Time bonus adds to German's overall lead

André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) won his second consecutive stage at the Presidential Tour of Turkey in Turgutreis on Monday to extend his overall lead in the eight-day stage race to 16 seconds on American teammate Tejay Van Garderen.

On Sunday Greipel won the 5.8km opening time trial stage in Istanbul and has now won eight races so far this season.

The experienced German managed to survive several late attacks from Giovanni Visconti (ISD-Neri) and Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) before his teammate Mark Renshaw gave him a perfect lead-out in the long finishing straight.

Greipel then followed Italy's Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) but switched to the wheel of Jose Ventoso (Carmiooro-NGC) before opening up his on sprint to hit the line first. Italy's Angelo Furlan (Lampre-Farnese Vini) was second and Claudio Cucinotta (De Rosa-Stac Plastic) was third.

Thanks to the time bonus, Greipel extended his overall lead to 16 seconds on Van Garderen. Maciek Bodnar (Liquigas-Doimo) is third at 19 seconds.

“It was a really tough day, a lot of climbing particularly in the last 20 kilometres but André stuck in there and we finally got the win,” HTC-Columbia’s sports director Jan Schaffrath said.

“The whole team did a great job, Gert Dockx and Alexsej Saramotins were particularly strong, bringing back the attackers time after time. The stage profile looked like a heart rate monitor, there were so many little climbs. Fortunately none of them were too big, the longest was about three kilometres.

“The last sprint was a little bit dangerous though, and came after another little climb in the final kilometres, but André held on and then did a great sprint.”

Rolling roads in the finale

The rolling roads in the finale of the stage was a real test for Greipel and his HTC-Columbia teammates but they rode it with intelligence and came away with victory.

Earlier, Hubert Schwab (Vorarlberg-Corratec), Christophe Kern (Cofidis), Diego Caccia (ISD-Neri) and Kiendys Tomasz (CCC Polsat Polkowice) opened a four-minute lead on the bunch but were caught in the final hour of racing.

HTC-Columbia set a high tempo to dissuade attacks, then when Visconti attacked with 15km to go, Greipel went after him and stayed on his wheel until his teammates regained their composure. Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) made a strong attack with nine kilometres and got a gap but other sprinters' teams such as Colnago-CSF Inox and Liquigas-Doimo combined with HTC-Columbia to chase him down.

Visconti tried one more time with two kilometres to go but he was caught by Ermanno Capelli (Footon-Servetto) with a kilometre to go and they were both swept up in sight of the finish as the sprinters fought for position.

Renshaw played it cool in the sprint, using the huge lead-out experience he's gathered while working for Mark Cavendish to perfectly position Greipel. When he moved over, Greipel accelerated hard and won thanks to his superior speed.

However there is little chance of Greipel completing a hat trick of wins on Tuesday. The 166km third stage is from Bodrum to Marmaris and includes two climbs to over 700 metres and then two shorter climbs near the finish.

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4:40:33 
2Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
3Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
4Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
5Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC  
6Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
7Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
8Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
9Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
10Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
11Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
12Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
13Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
14David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
15René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
16Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
17Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
18Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
19Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
20Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
21Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
22Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
23Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
24Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
27Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
28Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
29Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
30Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
31Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
32Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
33Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
34Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
35Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
36Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri  
37Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
38Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
39Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
40Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
41Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
42Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey  
43Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
44Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
45Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
46Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
47Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano  
48Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
49Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
50Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
51Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
52Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
53Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
54Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
55Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
56Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
57Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
58Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
59Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
61Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
62Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
63Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
64Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
65Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
66Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
67Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
68David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
69Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
70Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
71Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
72Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
73Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
74Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC  
75Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
76David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
77Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
78Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
79Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
80Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
81Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
82Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
83Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
84Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:13 
85Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:26 
86Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:28 
87Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:37 
88Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:43 
89Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:04 
90Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:14 
91Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:26 
92Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:02:43 
93Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey  
94Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
95Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey0:04:08 
96Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey  
97Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
98Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
99Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
100Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey  
101Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
102Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey  
103Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
104Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey  
105Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
106Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
107Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri  
108Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:06:26 
109Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos  
110Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
DNFUgur Marmara (Tur) Turkey  
Sprint Prime - 38.4km
1Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri3 
3Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Finish - 178km
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia15pts
2Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
3Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic13 
4Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox12 
5Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC11 
6Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto10 
7Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
8Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic8 
9Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
10Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri6 
11Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto5 
12Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano4 
13Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri3 
14David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano2 
15René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec1 
Mountain 1 - 117.4km
1Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec3 
3Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
4Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1 
Turkish Beauties Prime ( Bafa Lake) - 73km
1Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
3Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1 
Teams
1Footon-Servetto14:01:39 
2Xacobeo - Galicia  
3Skil - Shimano  
4ISD - Neri  
5Lampre - Farnese Vini  
6Team HTC - Columbia  
7Colnago - CSF Inox  
8De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
9CCC Polsat Polkowice  
10Vorarlberg - Corractec  
11Liquigas - Doimo  
12Carmiooro - NGC  
13Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
14Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos0:00:37 
15Turkish National Team0:06:51 
General classification after stage 2
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4:49:03 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:19 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:20 
5Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:21 
6Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:25 
7Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
8Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:26 
9Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
10Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:27 
11Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
12Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:29 
13Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
14Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
15David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:31 
16Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:32 
17Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
18Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:33 
19Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano0:00:34 
20Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:36 
21Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
22Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
23Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:37 
24Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
25Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:38 
26Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
27Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
28Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:39 
29Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:40 
30Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
31Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC0:00:43 
32Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:44 
33Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
34Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:45 
35Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
36Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
37Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
38Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:46 
39Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:47 
40René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
41Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:48 
43Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
44Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:49 
45Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
46Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:50 
47Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:51 
48Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:52 
49Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:00:53 
50Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri  
51Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC  
52David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
53Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:54 
54Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
55Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:55 
56Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
57Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:58 
58Adam Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:00 
59Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:01 
60Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
61Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:03 
62Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
63Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
64Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:04 
65Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
66Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:05 
67Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:07 
68Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
69Johnny Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:01:08 
70Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
71Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:10 
72Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:11 
73Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
74Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
75Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:01:12 
76David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:01:14 
77Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:18 
78Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
79Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
80Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey0:01:24 
81Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
82Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:25 
83Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
84Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:26 
85Nilceu Aparecido Santos (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:32 
86Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:33 
87Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
88Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:34 
89Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:49 
90Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:02:11 
91Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:49 
92Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:03:57 
93Robson Ribeiro Dias (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:03:58 
94Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey0:04:37 
95Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:04:56 
96Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:05:03 
97Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:05:05 
98Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:05:17 
99Luciano André Pagliarini Mendanca (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:05:24 
100Bünyamin Ozdemir (Tur) Turkey0:05:25 
101Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
102Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:05:30 
103Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey0:05:42 
104Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey0:05:48 
105Ismail Aksoy (Tur) Turkey  
106Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:05:50 
107Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey0:06:12 
108Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:07:31 
109Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:07:51 
110Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:08:30 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia15pts
2Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
3Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic13 
4Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox12 
5Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC11 
6Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto10 
7Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
8Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic8 
9Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
10Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri6 
11Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5 
12Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto5 
13Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano4 
14Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - Neri3 
15Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri3 
16David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano2 
17Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
18René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec1 
Mountains classification
1Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec3 
3Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
4Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1 
Turkish Beauties classification
1Thomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
3Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1 
Teams classification
1Team HTC - Columbia14:27:56 
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 
12Carmiooro - NGC0:01:56 
13De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:58 
14Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Dos Campos0:02:23 
15Turkish National Team0:09:58 

 

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