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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2010

Date range:
April 11-18, 2010

April 13, Stage 3: Bodrum - Marmaris 166km

Visconti victorious in Marmaris

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Cycling News
Published:
April 13, 2010, 14:54 BST,
Updated:
April 14, 2010, 9:59 BST

Taaramäe takes over race lead from Greipel

Giovanni Visconti (ISD) won stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey.

Giovanni Visconti (ISD) won stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey.

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Italy's Giovanni Visconti (ISD-Neri) won stage three at the Presidential Tour of Turkey in Marmaris on Tuesday and Estonia's Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) took the overall race lead after a series of attacks on the last climb saw Germany's André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) lose contact and finish 22 seconds down.

Visconti got away with Simon Spilak (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Cofidis riders David Moncoutié, Rein Taaramäe and Remi Pauriol on the last climb of the 166km stage, 10km from Marmaris.

The Cofidis trio tried to attack Visconti on the descent but he chased them down and still had the speed to win the sprint. Spilak took second and Taaramäe third.

Greipel and his young HTC-Columbia teammates had managed to control all the attacks in the final hour of racing and reeled in the early break by Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas), Nelson Oliveira (Xacobeo Galicia), Diego Caccia (ISD) und Adam Sznitko (CCC Polsat). However the well-drilled ISD-Neri team set a blistering pace on the final climb to set up Visconti. He jumped first and the five-man breakaway got the gap.

At the finish, Greipel initially thought he had done enough to keep the leader's blue jersey but thanks to the four-second time bonus for third place, Taaramäe, the current Estonian national champion, took it by just one second.

Visconti is now second at just one second overall. Greipel is third at six seconds. The USA's Tejay Van Garderen (HTC–Columbia) finished 13 seconds behind Visconti and slipped to fifth place, at 13 seconds.

"We had a plan and it worked," Taaramäe said. "We have good riders here with me and Moncoutié, he's one of the best climbers in the world. The tactics were to attack very strong on the last climb. We did that and even had one more Cofidis rider, Remi Pauriol, with us. He's strong too and won two races last year. That made the difference in the end."

Taaramäe and Cofidis will now have to defend their narrow lead on the two toughest stages in the year's Presidential Tour of Turkey. Wednesday's 209km fourth stage is another day in the hills from Marmaris to Pamukkale. Thursday 221km fifth stage is from Denizli to Fethiye and includes two climbs to over 1200 metres before a dive down to the finish at sea level.

"It's going to be very hard to defend the jersey. And I have just five teammates," Taaramäe admitted. "I don't know what will happen, well see."

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