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Tour of Poland **Spoilers**

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited August 2011 in Pro race
Kittel takes bunch sprint for his 8th win this season.

The guy is very strong. Would imagine he will hit the big ranks soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVODgTex6Zg

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Also check all the big guns he aced:

    1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 2:07:26
    2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team
    3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team
    4 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo
    5 Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
    6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek
    7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
    8 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
    9 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard
    10 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    11 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
    12 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad
    13 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana
    14 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
    15 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
    16 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
    17 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    18 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling
    19 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack
    20 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
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  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Ah - do I get PTP points for 3rd?!

    Nice to see Merlo in the mix as well.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Whats with Eurosport not showing stage1, instead we had Kids football, and Beach football, i mean FFS, Beach football?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    MONSTER

    Kittel takes stage 2 comfortably
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The stupid commentators didnt mention them once until the last 200m. This guy is showing up some of the best in the business. His lead out man is brilliant also - Veelers - he really helped in previous races.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Long sprint in the wind and his margin kept increasing. Sat up 10m from the line.

    Put him against Guardini please.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Wow I reckon this guy might be bigger than Greipel.
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  • MONSTER

    Kittel takes stage 2 comfortably

    Pretty impressive considering there's still 60kms to go!

    Still, easy to confuse, since we have almost the identical breakaway group as yesterday.
    Nice to see a few trees and a bit of greenery.
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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    This thread is hilarious 8)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH :shock: :shock: :lol:

    Bloody hell. The first link I went on had 73km to go then the next had 8km to go and these finishes are all the same.

    Pretty funny, hopefully he can repeat.
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  • Gawd, I hate these Polish, Tour de Tenement circuits they have each year.....
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  • cogidubnuscogidubnus Posts: 860
    Inrng has made the same mistake on Twitter as FF..
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Yeah defo a monster. Taps HH to move aside, powers past them and sits up like someone who has won hundreds of sprints. I thought they were going to come round him.

    Watch out there are a couple of different but equally amazing sprinters in the wings.
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  • cogidubnuscogidubnus Posts: 860
    Easy 2nd win for Kittel
  • Huge crash took out two thirds of the peloton.
    Ballan and De Clerc still on the ground.
    Kittel hard to beat in a downhill sprint and after that lead out from............Haussler. :oops:

    Edit:
    DNF Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    DNF Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
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  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Waiting for the F*cking highlights, as usual with Eurosport. Does anybody give a sh*t about under 19's football? honestly?
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    I'd bet about as many as care about the Tour of Poland......most of us playing PTP have no interest in it!!
  • B3rnieMacB3rnieMac Posts: 384
    His left foot/ ankle in that first pic at the top..... :?
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Why does such a rubbish race* have such amazing picture quality? Every year it knocks spots off all the other races.

    * Comparatively speaking - there were some good stages last year.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    the rear end of the race last yr on the WC type circuits aint bad...
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  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    MONSTER

    Kittel takes stage 2 comfortably

    Pretty impressive considering there's still 60kms to go!

    Still, easy to confuse, since we have almost the identical breakaway group as yesterday.
    Nice to see a few trees and a bit of greenery.


    :lol: funniest thing i have read on here in ages :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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  • Gazzetta67Gazzetta67 Posts: 1,890
    How the hell did the Tour of Poland get a comfy position on the calendar ??? - Were are the spectators ???? Oh thats right their all over here working in hotels,kitchens,plumbers etc. God i thought the tour down under was the worst race ive seen but i would rather have a dose of swamp fever than suffer this.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    I thought it was one of the best one-week races last year - shame they've taken out the summit finish
  • FJS wrote:
    I thought it was one of the best one-week races last year - shame they've taken out the summit finish

    This stage finishes atop the 15th climb of the day.

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    Hard to see, but I guesstimate something like +4000 v metres climbing. Close to the Tour's Galibier stage.
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  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Gazzetta67 wrote:
    How the hell did the Tour of Poland get a comfy position on the calendar ??? - Were are the spectators ???? Oh thats right their all over here working in hotels,kitchens,plumbers etc. God i thought the tour down under was the worst race ive seen but i would rather have a dose of swamp fever than suffer this.

    You missed the decorators. But they were inside watching paint dry, which is more interesting than the Tour of Poland.

    Just watched the highlights. Bunch of bloody amateurs. 2nd and 3rd string riders, cars parked on the street circuit... :?
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    It was a great race last year, a real breath of fresh air after a dull tour. The first couple of stages are pretty dull but the later ones are better.

    Impressive sprint from Kittell, he stopped miles before the line! :shock:
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    FJS wrote:
    I thought it was one of the best one-week races last year - shame they've taken out the summit finish

    This stage finishes atop the 15th climb of the day.

    W6_M.jpg

    Hard to see, but I guesstimate something like +4000 v metres climbing. Close to the Tour's Galibier stage.
    Yeah, but those are relatively short ardennes-style climbs (will add up and be a tough stage, sure) - I meant the long 'mountain' climb finish Dan Martin won on.
  • Kittel wins stage 3 with ease.
    For viewers other than Frenchie, there are 50kms of another deadly dull city circuit to go.....
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  • LuckaoLuckao Posts: 632
    There are more of those inflatable things around the circuits than there are spectators.
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