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Tour of Turkey 2014, April 27-May 4 *spoiler thread*

ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
edited May 2014 in Pro race
I expect big things from our very own TORKU SEKERSPOR team...
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Colombians out because UK embassy http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-co ... isa-issues
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,423
    Ah, the annual freak show. Who will big ring their way over the mountains to victory this year before being banned a few weeks later?
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,423
    I really don't get that visa issue. Surely a tourist visa wouldn't be appropriate as they are working :?
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Pross wrote:
    Ah, the annual freak show. Who will big ring their way over the mountains to victory this year before being banned a few weeks later?


    This is one race for which there must never be a PTP...it'd be too stressful for the forumite adminstering it

    The new annual rictual of guessing which Torku rider it will be...but what am I thinking? JJ Cobo rides for them now. Its time for Cobo to revisit his glory days
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Cobo.

    Hopefully Brian Holm commentates the race here. Him and his co-commentator always burst out laughing on how ridiculous his Vuelta win was. It's hilarious.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
    This is one race for which there must never be a PTP...it'd be too stressful for the forumite adminstering it

    Why? PTP rules are:
    Points are finalised once the race organisations publishes their results. No adjustments will be made if it later emerges that a rider has failed a drugs test or if a rider has wins retrospectively removed from his palmares.
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    dish_dash wrote:
    This is one race for which there must never be a PTP...it'd be too stressful for the forumite adminstering it

    Why? PTP rules are:
    Points are finalised once the race organisations publishes their results. No adjustments will be made if it later emerges that a rider has failed a drugs test or if a rider has wins retrospectively removed from his palmares.


    Ooooooh.....

    COBO then

    :P
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
    Good call.

    Hoping that MTN have a good race here. Kudus but also Linus perhaps?
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    They have Rebellin on the races home page.....
  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    inseine wrote:
    They have Rebellin on the races home page.....

    Sayar was unavailable!

    On a serious note, despite the comedy climbing from Torku, I do enjoy this race. One of the most 'aesthetically pleasing' of the year.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Come on, Cobo. Win the sprint. Go big or go home
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,054
    dish_dash wrote:
    Good call.

    Hoping that MTN have a good race here. Kudus but also Linus perhaps?

    Go Linus!
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,911
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    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    That looked comfortable.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,711
    What happened to Greipel?
    Team My Man 2021:

    Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Donovan, Simon Carr, Pavel Sivakov, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Benoit Cosnefroy, Romain Bardet
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    I've seen some stupid prizes in my time, but this is a new standard (Cavendish bananas I assume)

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    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    DeadCalm wrote:
    What happened to Greipel?
    He's coming back from injury so he was doing one of the early turns in the Lotto train.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    RichN95 wrote:
    I've seen some stupid prizes in my time, but this is a new standard (Cavendish bananas I assume)

    BmOmGoYCMAE18Tf.png

    Crumbs, maybe OPQS are suffering from the runs and need some 'binding' so to speak?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Such a weird race.
  • JackPozziJackPozzi Posts: 1,191
    RichN95 wrote:
    I've seen some stupid prizes in my time, but this is a new standard (Cavendish bananas I assume)

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    Ridiculously useless prize anyway, but to make it worse, according to Rob Hayles on twitter, Cav is not a fan of bananas!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    No Kittel. Not a surprise after his comments last year.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    No Kittel. Not a surprise after his comments last year.
    He's doing Romandie which is probably better prep for the Giro.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,383
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    Cav's banana from a different angle
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    He couldn't look less comfortable if had been handed a pile a manure. Viviani looks very interested though.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    RichN95 wrote:
    I've seen some stupid prizes in my time, but this is a new standard (Cavendish bananas I assume)

    BmOmGoYCMAE18Tf.png
    Crumbs, maybe OPQS are suffering from the runs and need some 'binding' so to speak?
    Bananas are a speciality from around Alanya, thus why their appearance on the podium.

    For a similar reason, it's possible the winner of stage 6, which finishes in Selcuk, will be given a big bowl of figs.

    (Suspecting this may lead to some tactical manoeuvring as riders approach the finish line)
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    knedlicky wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    I've seen some stupid prizes in my time, but this is a new standard (Cavendish bananas I assume)

    BmOmGoYCMAE18Tf.png
    Crumbs, maybe OPQS are suffering from the runs and need some 'binding' so to speak?
    Bananas are a speciality from around Alanya, thus why their appearance on the podium.

    For a similar reason, it's possible the winner of stage 6, which finishes in Selcuk, will be given a big bowl of figs.

    (Suspecting this may lead to some tactical manoeuvring as riders approach the finish line)

    Good to know. I wonder if Cav knew he'd be getting bananas and he has a phobia, he'd have not won?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    Final KMs of today's stage in case any of you were missing Carlton :wink:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ_IBf5dw0w
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    No Kittel. Not a surprise after his comments last year.

    What comments did he make last year?
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Does the Tour of Turkey qualify as a chipper?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    TMR wrote:
    Does the Tour of Turkey qualify as a chipper?

    Just about - Kind of a sub-chipper
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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