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Tour of Turkey 2015 **Spoilers**

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited May 2015 in Pro race
Stage 1 won by Mark Cavendish ahead of Caleb. Greipel 8th but was boxed in a little. Sagan didn't contest.
Contador is the Greatest
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  • LeePatonLeePaton Posts: 353
    Great finish by Caleb Ewan, closely beaten into second, picked the right just pipped.
    It's not so much about winning, I just hate losing.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Stage 1 – 145 kms
    Alanya – Alanya SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
    1 CAVENDISH Mark EQS GBR
    2 EWAN Caleb OGE AUS
    3 RUFFONI Nicola BAR ITA
    4 MODOLO Sacha LAM ITA
    5 Bos Theo MTN NED
    6 KOLÁR Michal TCS SVK
    7 RATTO Daniele UHC ITA
    8 GREIPEL André LTS GER
    9 JONES Brenton DPC AUS
    10 MARECZKO Jakub STH ITA
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Cav has got some big competition, but TTHR Jr was very happy to see Boonen leading out Cav to a win.

    As an aside, I was looking on PCS last night, and am I right in thinking that Cav is the "most winningest" current rider?
  • Cav wins again. Pretty standard fare, led out by Renshaw to 200m, then opened up his sprint.

    Modolo second but never any danger he'd beat Cav
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    As an aside, I was looking on PCS last night, and am I right in thinking that Cav is the "most winningest" current rider?
    He's second. Still a long way behind Petacchi.

    Looking at CQ ranking here's the career wins tally of some of the more prolific winners:

    152 Petacchi
    128 Cavendish
    118 Griepel
    114 Boonen
    88 Cancellara
    87 Valverde
    60 Gilbert
    57 Kittel, Contador
    56 Sagan

    (May not be 100% accurate - but near enough)
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  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    My one Carlton Kirby moan of the year. Someone needs to tell him that pro riders are not terrified of corners.

    I'll leave it alone now.
  • My mistake was comparing Cav and AleJet head to head, as that only gives Petacchi's wins while Mark has been riding (about 90 odd) and doesn't include the ones from pre-2006 (about 60 odd)
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    I'm amazed how close Greipel is to Cav.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    As an aside, I was looking on PCS last night, and am I right in thinking that Cav is the "most winningest" current rider?
    He's second. Still a long way behind Petacchi.
    Looking at CQ ranking here's the career wins tally of some of the more prolific winners:

    152 Petacchi
    128 Cavendish
    118 Griepel
    114 Boonen
    Yes "Cav is the "most winningest" current rider" of his generation and Alessandro Petacchi is from another ERA at 41 years of age with only one win in the last 4 years.

    While on the subject, then try this :-
    Most Victories Ever:
    1. Eddy Merckx BEL 436
    2. Rik van Looy BEL 379
    3. Francesco Moser ITA 275
    4. Rik van Steenbergen BEL 273
    5. Roger de Vlaeminck BEL 256
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    deejay wrote:

    While on the subject, then try this :-
    Most Victories Ever:
    1. Eddy Merckx BEL 436
    2. Rik van Looy BEL 379
    3. Francesco Moser ITA 275
    4. Rik van Steenbergen BEL 273
    5. Roger de Vlaeminck BEL 256

    Those figures are a little dubious though. Those wins are padded out quite a lot by criteriums. De Vlaeminck for example is more around the 160 mark for legitimate wins.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,383 Lives Here
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed how close Greipel is to Cav.

    King of the chipper.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed how close Greipel is to Cav.

    King of the chipper.

    Yeah, he hasn't got as many big races like Tour of Turkey stage wins on his palmares :lol:
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Brian Smith: "Sticking with my man Durasek". Two man slo-mo slalom to line with Rebellin.

    Rebellin wins.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    This year's totally legit and not doped winner: Rebellin.

    edit: MY MAN Sepulveda in third.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,216
    Rebellin wins, thus keeping up the long held tradition of the Tour of Turkey.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    How is this race still relevant in any possible way?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    ThomThom wrote:
    How is this race still relevant in any possible way?

    Freebie trips for journos keeps it on the radar?
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Throbber klaxon:
    @ammattipyoraily 5m5 minutes ago
    Today's winners:
    #TUR2015, Stage 3: Davide Rebellin
    #TDR2015, Stage 1 (TTT): Team Sky
    8)
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed how close Greipel is to Cav.

    That's what happens when you include The Tour Du Southend Pier and other 1.1 races.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Super lightweight startlist. Looks like all the WT teams are making their feelings known.

    Good to see my man Sepulveda in 3rd.

    Climbing specialist team Colombia can only put one rider way down in the top ten.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Contador is the Greatest
  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    Super lightweight startlist. Looks like all the WT teams are making their feelings known.

    Clashing with a monument and a World Tour stage race hardly helps, nor does the fact that perhaps a third of some teams will be resting after the cobbles.
  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
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    I thought Greipel was the Gorilla?
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Joelsim wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed how close Greipel is to Cav.

    That's what happens when you include The Tour Du Southend Pier and other 1.1 races.
    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
    Is this ToT what you call a Chipper. ???

    Rebellin, I ask you. ?
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,063
    "Testy" seems to be Kirby's new favourite word, can someone please buy him a dictionary? If not, I can see myself becoming quite testy.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Seeing as this race disappeared into a time warp yesterday, I'm betting on Oscar Camenzind or Paolo Bettini for today's stage.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
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    I Find this picture a bit apeeling.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RichN95 wrote:
    Seeing as this race disappeared into a time warp yesterday, I'm betting on Oscar Camenzind or Paolo Bettini for today's stage.

    Petacchi isn't much younger, is he? I'll have him.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    I'll obviously find myself out. Don't worry.
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