Greipel takes the lead with time trial win

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.

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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 LigneRow 7 - Cell 2
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16
10Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:17
12Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:19
14Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - NeriRow 13 - Cell 2
15Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 14 - Cell 2
16David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:22
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 17 - Cell 2
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 InoxRow 21 - Cell 2
23Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 24 - Cell 2
26Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:27
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:28
30Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-ServettoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:29
33Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:30
34Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33
36Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGCRow 35 - Cell 2
37Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:34
38Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - NeriRow 37 - Cell 2
39Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:35
40Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 39 - Cell 2
41Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 40 - Cell 2
42Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 41 - Cell 2
43Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:36
44Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:37
45René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 44 - Cell 2
46Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 45 - Cell 2
47Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:38
48Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos CamposRow 48 - Cell 2
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 - NeriRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGCRow 55 - Cell 2
57David Deroo (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:44
59Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:45
60Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 59 - Cell 2
61Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:47
63Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos CamposRow 62 - Cell 2
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 ViniRow 66 - Cell 2
68Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:51
69Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 68 - Cell 2
70Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:53
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 70 - Cell 2
72Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 71 - Cell 2
73Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:54
74Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:55
76Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 75 - Cell 2
77Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:57
78Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 77 - Cell 2
79Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-ServettoRow 78 - Cell 2
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 - ShimanoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:02
86Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey0:01:03
88Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:01:04
89David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 88 - Cell 2
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 NGCRow 92 - Cell 2
94Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:08
95Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 94 - Cell 2
96Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:12
97Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey0:01:14
98Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 97 - Cell 2
99Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:15
100Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 99 - Cell 2
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-ServettoRow 103 - Cell 2
105Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey0:01:24
106Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey0:01:30
107Ismail Aksoy (Tur) TurkeyRow 106 - Cell 2
108Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:32
109Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey0:01:44
110Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey0:01:54
111Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 110 - Cell 2
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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
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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 LigneRow 7 - Cell 2
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16
10Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:17
12Jose Alberto De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:19
14Dmytro Grabovsky (Ukr) ISD - NeriRow 13 - Cell 2
15Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 14 - Cell 2
16David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:22
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 17 - Cell 2
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 InoxRow 21 - Cell 2
23Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 24 - Cell 2
26Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Gian-Paolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:27
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:28
30Francisco José Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-ServettoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:29
33Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:30
34Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33
36Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGCRow 35 - Cell 2
37Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:34
38Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD - NeriRow 37 - Cell 2
39Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:35
40Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 39 - Cell 2
41Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 40 - Cell 2
42Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 41 - Cell 2
43Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:36
44Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:37
45René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 44 - Cell 2
46Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 45 - Cell 2
47Andrei Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:00:38
48Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos CamposRow 48 - Cell 2
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 - NeriRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGCRow 55 - Cell 2
57David Deroo (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:44
59Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:45
60Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 59 - Cell 2
61Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Oleg Berdos (Mol) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:47
63Daniel Walter Rogelin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos CamposRow 62 - Cell 2
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 ViniRow 66 - Cell 2
68Andréa Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:51
69Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 68 - Cell 2
70Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:53
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 70 - Cell 2
72Christiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 71 - Cell 2
73Krzysztof Jezowski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:54
74Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:55
76Giorgio Brambila (Ita) De Rosa - Stac PlasticRow 75 - Cell 2
77Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:57
78Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 77 - Cell 2
79Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-ServettoRow 78 - Cell 2
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 - ShimanoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:02
86Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ugur Marmara (Tur) Turkey0:01:03
88Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:01:04
89David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 88 - Cell 2
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 NGCRow 92 - Cell 2
94Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:08
95Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 94 - Cell 2
96Soelito Gohr (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:12
97Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey0:01:14
98Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 97 - Cell 2
99Francisco Chamorro Paiva (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos0:01:15
100Alberto Fernandez Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 99 - Cell 2
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-ServettoRow 103 - Cell 2
105Mirac Kal (Tur) Turkey0:01:24
106Fatih Harmanci (Tur) Turkey0:01:30
107Ismail Aksoy (Tur) TurkeyRow 106 - Cell 2
108Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:32
109Selçuk Türkçetin (Tur) Turkey0:01:44
110Ahmet Akdilek (Tur) Turkey0:01:54
111Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - CorratecRow 110 - Cell 2
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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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