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PTP - Tour of Poland

afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited August 2010 in Pro race
36 billion pedal revolutions... 58 gazillion heartbeats... the 67th Tour de Pologne, in association with Skandia and presented by Czesław Lang... after that silly warm-up race last month, the main event is finally here!

Begins Sunday. 7 stages, no time trials. Looks like a mixed bag in terms of the route. Some stages are extremely long, others are extremely short. Most have hills. Details here:

http://www.tourdepologne.pl/index.php?o ... 78&lang=en

Alessandro Ballan is back to defend his title. Start list:

http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html ... d=MTk2NDk=

Past winners:

2009 BALLAN Alessandro
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

And it's live on Eurosport.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,912
    What a bland startlist. It's hard to pick anyone out of that. I almost went for Kennaugh.

    Gc: Fred Kessiakoff

    Stage 1: Peter Sagan
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,167
    Really tricky this one. Hard to work out what the climbs are like from those profiles! So completely random picks.

    GC Tom Danielson
    1 Henderson
    2 Greipel
    3 Vasil Kiryienka
    4 Ben Swift
    5 Tom Danielson
    6 Dan Martin
    7 Jaroslaw Marycz
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    GC: SAGEN, Peter
    stg 1: Greipel
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    gc Marek Rutkiewicz

    s1 sagan
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,427
    Difficult GC to predict

    I'm expecting something from Bauke Mollema, Tiago Machado and Marco Marcato

    Gona go for Michael Albasini please, he's got a track record.

    Stages to follow
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    GC: Sagan
    1: Bennati
  • StefanPStefanP Posts: 429
    GC: SZMYD
    1: Cameron Meyer
    2: Voss
    3: GREIPEL
    4: GREIPEL
    5: Marek Rutkiewicz
    6: SZMYD
    7: GREIPEL

    Yay!
  • JokullJokull Posts: 248
    GC: Sagan
    Stage 1: Greipel
  • WooshaWoosha Posts: 150
    GC - Ballan
    Stage 1 - Graeme Brown
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    GC: Sagan
    Stage 1: Greipel
  • Neil McCNeil McC Posts: 625
    GC : Peter Sagan

    Stage 1 : Daniele Bennati

    Cheers!
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,427
    S1 - Bennati please
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • jp1985jp1985 Posts: 434
    GC: Sagan
    Stage 1: Greipel
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Cripes, who knows?

    GC: Stijn

    Stage 1: him out of the Go Betweens. Forster. I still can't believe he rides for Milram now.

    OT but i had no idea Grant McLennan was dead... RIP, best Ozzie band ever...
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  • GreggyrGreggyr Posts: 1,075
    GC Sagan
    1 Benna
  • GC Sagan
    st1 - Sagan
    Music and Bikes and Alligators
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  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    edited July 2010
    GC: Sagan
    Stage 1: Sagan
    Stage 2: Sagan


    Edited 15:52 20/07/10
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • HenrySHenryS Posts: 104
    GC: Machado
    Stage 1: Sagan
  • Peter_KPeter_K Posts: 193
    GC: Sagan
    St 1: Greipel
  • scwxx77scwxx77 Posts: 1,470
    Overall: Michael Albasini
    Stage Juan: Juan José Haedo
    Winner: PTP Vuelta 2007 :wink:
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Overall: Sylvester Szmyd
    St.1: Andre Greipel
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    GC: Szszszmyd

    S1: Greipel
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    Yeah, Tour of Poland, I'm so excited!

    GC: Pereiro
    Stage 1: Greipel
    Stage 2: Greipel
    Stage 3: Sagan
    Stage 4: Pereiro
    Stage 5: Pereiro
    Stage 6: Sagan
    Stage 7: Bole
  • GroupOfOne MkIIGroupOfOne MkII Posts: 1,289
    GC: Machado
    St1: Sagan
  • stfc1stfc1 Posts: 505
    GC: Peter Sagen
    Stage 1: Grega Bole

    Cheers.
  • eheh Posts: 4,854
    GC: Sagan
    Stage 1: Griepel
    Stage 2: Napolitano
  • Cheshire_CatCheshire_Cat Posts: 464
    Hi,

    GC: Sagan

    Stage 1: Bennati
    Stage 2: Greipel
    Stage 3: Greipel

    Thanks! :D
  • Ash_Ash_ Posts: 385
    GC: IMPEY Daryl
    1: SWIFT Ben
    2: PEREIRO SIO Oscar
    3: SAGAN Peter
    4:SAGAN Peter
    5:BODROGI Laszlo
    6:HAEDO Juan José
    7:SAGAN Peter

    I can actually see a haul of 0 points from that lot - but it's pretty hard to guess anything when most of these guys have been riding races no bigger than the GP Ordizia or somesuch this summer...
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,168
    GC: Sylvester Szmyd
    Stage 1: Andre Greipel

    8)
    Mañana
  • Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    GC: Sagan
    St 1: Bennati
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