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PTP - Tour of Poland

afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited August 2009 in Pro race
Oh yeah, here we go, calm yourself people, the Tour of Poland is on us again. I know how popular this race is, so I'm going to have to limit PTP entrants to maybe... 200 people. According to the adverts on Eurosport, high emotions are guaranteed, so don't all rush in with your selections.

http://www.tourdepologne.pl/en/default.asp

^ Includes stage profiles. Stage 1 is a crit, not a TT. Most of the stages are still ridiculously long. Stages 5 and 6 are the decisive ones.

Startlist:

http://startlist.cyclingfever.com/start ... t&id=19129

Check out the Astana selection. The future of things to come?

Past winners:

2008 VOIGT Jens
2007 VAN SUMMEREN Johan
2006 SCHUMACHER Stefan
2005 KIRCHEN Kim
2004 SOSENKA Ondrej
2003 ZAMANA Cezary
2002 BROCHARD Laurent
2001 SOSENKA Ondrej
2000 PRZYDZIAL Piotr
1999 BROZYNA Tomasz
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  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Dear lord...

    Pot shot

    Overall: Sylveste Szmyd
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    A whole Kazahk Astana team. Thats gotta be a first and just shows how appealing the TOP is... why are Eurosport showing this?

    Overall: Boasson Hagan
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    afx237vi wrote:
    Most of the stages are still ridiculously long.
    The stages are long because (a) it’s a remnant of the Peace Race, which also went in for pretty long stages, and (b) much of Poland is as flat as the France we saw on stage 11, and with it only lasting a week, you’ve got to have some way of possibly thinning out the contenders before the hills.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    239.7 kilometres for stage 4 is 15 kilometres longer than the longest stage in the whole of the Tour de France. I'm not sure that's really necessary, tbh. Other races in flat parts of the world don't need stages that long - 190 kilometres is the maximum in the Tour of Denmark
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    Moomaloid wrote:
    A whole Kazahk Astana team. Thats gotta be a first and just shows how appealing the TOP is.
    Maybe this is in view of the large desertion from Astana to Shack, to see who has the potential to help Vino, or maybe it's part of a national plan to encourage cycling as a national sport in Kazakhstan.

    At least Kazakhstan has sent a 'national' team there to try them out. There's no equivalent Great Britain team of upcoming youth. Even GB-registered Barloworld, who could have been given a wild card, only have 3 GB riders in their squad. To my mind, that shows the state or at least support of GB pro cycling is worse than whatever you think of the ToP. Sounds a bit apples and pears, but you probably get my gist.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,498
    Overall: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 1: Andre Greipel
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,989
    Like many of the teams, I couldn;t care less about this race.

    GC:Dan Martin
    Stages 1-4:Andre Greipel
    Stages 5&6:Dan Martin
    Stage 7: Danilo Napolitano
  • GC :GREIPEL André
    Stage 1GREIPEL André
    Stage 2 GREIPEL André
    Stage 3: Allan Davis
    Stage 4: GREIPEL André
    Stage 5:BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 6 GILBERT Philippe
    Stage 7: GREIPEL André

    Whats a bet none of these score :wink:
    Take care of the luxuries and the necessites will take care of themselves.
  • thomasmcthomasmc Posts: 814
    GC: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 1: Andre Greipel
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    edited July 2009
    Here's a block-booking but I might revisit with some changes if people crash out or if Greipel's not got a train etc

    GC: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 1: Greipel
    Stage 2: Greipel
    Stage 3: Greipel
    Stage 4: Greipel
    Stage 5: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 6: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 7: Greipel
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    GC: GREIPEL André
    Stage 1: GREIPEL André
    Stage 2: GREIPEL André
    Stage 3: GREIPEL André
    Stage 4: GREIPEL André
    Stage 5: GREIPEL André
    Stage 6 GREIPEL André
    Stage 7: GREIPEL André
    I like bikes...

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  • jimycooperjimycooper Posts: 740
    GC: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 1: Greipel
    Stage 2: Greipel
    Stage 3: Greipel
    Stage 4: Greipel
    Stage 5: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 6: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

    cheers :roll:
  • Cheshire_CatCheshire_Cat Posts: 464
    Hi,

    erm.... :roll:

    GC: Andre Greipel

    Satge 1: Andre Greipel

    Stage 2: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

    Stage 3: Andre Greipel

    Stage 4: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

    Stage 5: Andre Greipel

    Stage 6: : BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

    Stage 7: Andre Greipel

    Thanks!
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    GC Albasini
    1 - Davis
    2 - Greipel
    3 - Davis
    4 - Greipel
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    Strava is not Zen.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Overall: Edvald Boasson-Hagen
    Stage 1: Andre Greipel
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    GC: MARTIN Daniel
    Stage 1: GREIPEL André
  • cspcsp Posts: 777
    GC: Pavel Brutt
    Stage 1: Andre Greipel
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    stage 1: DAVIS, Allan
    stage 2: HUTAROVICH Yauheni
    stage 3: GREIPEL, Andre
    stage 4: BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Ridgerider's picks:

    GC - Nuyens
    Stages 1-4 - Nuyens
  • marinerrrmarinerrr Posts: 81
    GC: Albasini
    Stage 1: Griepel
  • GC: Greipel
    Stage 1: Greipel
    Stage 2: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 3: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 4: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 5: Basso
    Stage 6: Greipel
    Stage 7: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • Oz ChiefOz Chief Posts: 176
    Every single stage has laps in it.

    Is that normal?

    Anyway

    GC Ivan Basso
    Stage 1Allan Davis
    Stage 2 Greipel
    Stage 3 Ballan
    Stage 4 Bossan Haagen
    Stage 5 Basso
    Stage 6 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez
    Stage 7 Sébastien Chavanel
  • graham56graham56 Posts: 634
    GC : Boasson Hagen
    St 1: Greipel

    Ta

    It`s a state of mind.
  • GC: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    stage 1: DAVIS, Allan
    stage 2: HUTAROVICH Yauheni
    Stage 3: Greipel
    Stage 4: Greipel
    Stage 5: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 6: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    Stage 7: DAVIS, Allan
  • RhodsRhods Posts: 400
    GC: Greipel
    1: Greipel
    2: Greipel
    3: Greipel
    4:Greipel
    5: EBH
    6: EBH
    7:Greipel
  • GC: Dan Martin
    Stage 1: Greipel
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    GC: Edvald Boasson Hagen
    Stage 1: Allan Davis
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • CumulonimbusCumulonimbus Posts: 1,730
    GC: Basso
    Stage 1: Greipel
  • tforondatforonda Posts: 1,193
    GC: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 1: Allan Davis
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Stage 1: André Greipel
    Stage 2: Allan Davis
    Stage 3: André Greipel
    Stage 4: André Greipel
    Stage 5: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 6: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 7: André Greipel
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
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