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Voeckler racing in Bongon

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited April 2012 in Pro race
Amissa Bongon cycling race.
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Yohan Gene (winner stage 1)
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    There are 6 stages.

    Race takes place in Gabon.

    http://www.tropicaleamissabongo.com/index.php
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  • Coverage on Eurosport?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,268 Lives Here
    Indonesia?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Indonesia?

    No Indonesia is in Asia. This race takes place in Gabon, west Africa. Charteau won it last year.
    Race takes place in Gabon.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,268 Lives Here
    Ah sorry.

    Blind.

    Got distracted by the .gif.

    I'll side step this one for fear of getting into some colonial debate which will only p!ss people off.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Dear Mr Frenchie,

    :D

    Thankyou,

    Tusher (Mrs)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Winner stage 2: Kazak rider Nikita Umerbekov (Hinault presenting)
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    Tommy and his team have been travelling in absolute luxury:

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  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    From Inner Ring: "Yesterday Voeckler and team mate Anthony Charteau rode with Moroccan Tarik Chaoufi and Eritrean Okubamariam Tesfom in a breakaway. Chaoufi looked tired and played dead and Voeckler, already a stage winner earlier in the week, was hoping to set up Charteau for the stage win. Only Chaoufi revived in the finishing straight to win the stage. Philippe Le Gars writes things almost got violent but Voeckler got a taste of his own medicine, as he’s infamous for acting at times, feigning fatigue only to spring back. Some Spanish riders call him “Hollywood” but he was outplayed by Chaoufi."

    Anymore info? There's usually YouTube coverage of the stages - I'll have a look...
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Haha, nice Art.

    Classement 4ème étape :

    1. Tarik Chaoufi (MAR, Maroc) les 121,6 km en 3h00'34" (40,4 km/h)
    2. Thomas Voeckler (FRA, Team Europcar) m.t.
    3. Anthony Charteau (FRA, Team Europcar) m.t.
    4. Tesfom Okbamariam (ERY, Erythrée) à 7 sec.
    5. Yohann Gene (FRA, Team Europcar) à 20 sec.
    6. Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (ERY, Team MTN Qhubeka) m.t.
    7. Freqalsi Abrha (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.
    8. Meron Amanuel (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.
    9. Elias Afewerki (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.
    10. Alexandre Pichot (FRA, Team Europcar) m.t.

    Classement général :

    1. Anthony Charteau (FRA, Team Europcar) en 10h13'18"
    2. Meran Russan (ERY, Team MTN Qhubeka) à 8 sec.
    3. Nikita Umerbekov (KAZ, Astana Continental) à 15 sec.
    4. Adil Jelloul (MAR, Maroc) à 16 sec.
    5. Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (ERY, Team MTN Qhubeka) à 17 sec.
    6. Freqalsi Abrha (ERY, Erythrée) à 24 sec.
    7. Christoph Springer (ALL, Team Specialized Concept Store) à 26 sec.
    8. Ruslan Tleubayev (KAZ, Astana Continental) à 27 sec.
    9. Reda Aadel (MAR, Maroc) m.t.
    10. Kanstantsin Klimiankou (BLR, Astana Continental) à 31 sec.

    GENE wins stage 4
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Team Rwanda riding Merckx
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  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514

    GENE wins stage 4

    Or even stage 5

    http://tropicaleamissabongo.com/
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Thanks.
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  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Thanks.
    De nada. It's quite decent footage. Short but sweet.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Just tried clicking them and they dont lead to the video?!
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  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Just tried clicking them and they dont lead to the video?!
    Mobile links. Put Amissa 2012 into a YouTube search or take off the m in the link
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Got it.
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  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    i always thought this more of a preseason race... wrong i see...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    Moomaloid wrote:
    i always thought this more of a preseason race... wrong i see...

    They've moved it this year. It used to be in January.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Classement 6ème étape :

    1. Fabian Schnaidt (ALL, Specialized Concept Store) en 1h7’14’’
    2. Yohann Gène (FRA, Team Europcar) m.t.
    3. Adil Jelloul (MAR, Maroc) m.t.
    4. Amanuel Meron (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.
    5. Nikita Umerbekov (Kazakhstan, Astana Continental) m.t.
    6. Freqalsi Abhra (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.
    7. Reda Aadel (MAR, Maroc) m.t.
    8. Tesfay Abrhaha Habtemariam (ERY, MTN-Qhubeka) m.t.
    9. Dawit Araya (ERY, Erythrée) m.t.

    Classement général :

    1. Anthony Charteau (FRA, Team Europcar) en 13h47'57"
    2. Meran Russan (ERY, Team MTN Qhubeka) à 8 sec.
    3. Adil Jelloul (MAR, Maroc) à 12 sec.
    4. Nikita Umerbekov (KAZ, Astana Continental) à 14 sec.
    5. Yohann Gene (FRA, Team Europcar) à 18 sec.
    6. Freqalsi Abrha (ERY, Erythrée) à 20 sec.
    7. Christoph Springer (ALL, Team Specialized Concept Store) à 26 sec.
    8. Reda Aadel (MAR, Maroc) à 27 sec.
    9. Azzadine Lagab (ALG, Groupement Sportif Pétrolier Algérie) à 29 sec.
    10. Kanstantsin Klimiankou (BLR, Astana Continental) à 29 sec.

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