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Presidential Tour Of Turkey 16 - 21 April 2019

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Presidential Tour Of Turkey 16 - 21 April 2019

15 Apr 2019 05:57

All things on the 55th Tour of Turkey from Tues 16 April to Son 21 April

Official website at https://www.tourofturkey.org.tr/EN

Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/tourofturkeyTUR

Startlist as of today at https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-turkey/2019/gc/startlist
Astana, Bora, Lotto S, QS, Dim Data (The Cav is back!) & UAE are WT teams.

LIVE BROADCASTS - TRT Spor HD & Eurosport HD

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th stages 12:00 - 14:00 (CET/GMT+1)

5.th stage 14:00 - 16:00 (CET/GMT+1)

6th stage 14:00 - 15:30 (CET/GMT+1)

Stage1 Tues 16th April Istanbul to Tekirdağ 165 km start 11.00 (10.00 CET I assume)

flat stage along the coast - should be a sprint finish -
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15 Apr 2019 07:46

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15 Apr 2019 08:07

Will Remco Evenepoel win this bike race?

I would say: yes, but since it's a stage race in 2019, it looks like Astana is going to win.
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Stage 2 Tekirdağ to Eceabat 156.7 km Weds 17th
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Stage 3 Çanakkale to Edremit 122.6 km Thurs 18th
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Stage 4 Balıkesir to Bursa 194.3 km Fri 19th
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Stage 5 (Queen stage!) Bursa to Kartepe 164.1 km Sat 20th
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Stage 6 Sakarya to Istanbul 172.4 km Sun 21st
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15 Apr 2019 10:34

Looking at his climbing on the big mtf in Catalunya Kudus should be the favourite.
Other than him it's probably O Connor, Polanc and Großschartner for the gc, Remco can finish inside the top 10.
Interesting to see what W52 will be able to to in this race and the Turkish NT is bringing Sayar.
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15 Apr 2019 10:36

João Rodrigues was almost able to follow the strongest on Alto da Fóia in Algarve and is probably the rider from this field who has put in the best climbing performance this season. Or maybe it's Remco who defended himself well on the Jebel Hafeet.
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Re: Presidential Tour Of Turkey 16 - 21 April 2019

15 Apr 2019 10:52

3 or 4 stages for Sam Bennett
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15 Apr 2019 10:53

I don't get wy NS aren't bringing Dayer Quintana. He could finish top 10 on gc against this kind of field, but they are sending him to ride BP...
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15 Apr 2019 11:07

Mayomaniac wrote:Interesting to see what W52 will be able to to in this race

On paper, Alarcon is the clear favorite, I'd say
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15 Apr 2019 11:36

If there had been an ITT, i think Evenepoel would have been a favorite. Now i don't know. If he lost some weight since UAE, where he was too heavy and still finished right behind Dumoulin and within a minute of Valverde and Roglic... I'd say top 5 should certainly be possible. If he didn't have to work for Alaphilippe in San Juan, he would have finished in front of Grosshartner there too probably. I'd be surprised and disappointed if he didn't make the top 10.

Remco's first season goal is Romandie, right after ToT, so he will probably be in better shape than at UAE.
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15 Apr 2019 12:11

I was looking at the start list and only 17 teams are listed, several of them continental.
It is a World Tour event, don't all the WT teams have to compete?
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15 Apr 2019 12:20

If Cavendish isnt competing I wouldnt be surprised to see him call it a day after this.
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15 Apr 2019 12:27

Potomac wrote:I was looking at the start list and only 17 teams are listed, several of them continental.
It is a World Tour event, don't all the WT teams have to compete?


No, they don't all have to participate, just a minimum of 10 teams.

Which there isn't here.

They said that if a race couldn't make 10 WT teams attend two years in a row, it would be degraded from the WorldTour. This is the third consecutive year with less than ten WT teams in Turkey. Apparently it was a rule that didn't need to be followed. What is the point of such a rule?
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15 Apr 2019 13:22

I dont know what the point is. I dont even know what the point of this crappy race is tbh, but it should be fun to see Remco on the MTF.
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15 Apr 2019 13:28

tobydawq wrote:
Potomac wrote:I was looking at the start list and only 17 teams are listed, several of them continental.
It is a World Tour event, don't all the WT teams have to compete?


No, they don't all have to participate, just a minimum of 10 teams.

Which there isn't here.

They said that if a race couldn't make 10 WT teams attend two years in a row, it would be degraded from the WorldTour. This is the third consecutive year with less than ten WT teams in Turkey. Apparently it was a rule that didn't need to be followed. What is the point of such a rule?

the first year they may have made an exception due to the late date change, I guess, but now there aren't many excuses anymore indeed.

Although, to be fair, there are no continental teams of course. They aren't even allowed to participate in WT races.
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15 Apr 2019 14:03

If O'Connor is feeling well, he is my favorite for overall. Großschartner and Kudus to take the last podium spots.

Remco is still so young but since the competition is fairly "easy", he is the mix for overall.

Alarcón is the joker but I can't tell why for a couple of reasons. :D
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15 Apr 2019 14:04

It seems João Rodrigues is no longer on the startlist?

I'm wondering about Vanhoucke. It's only one climb, if he's having a good day, he could drop the entire field. But the problem is he's had very few good days the past year.
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15 Apr 2019 14:09

It's weird seeing it classified as WT. If Ben O'Connor is somewhere near or around his level, this is going to be easy for him. Kudus and Großschartner for second and third.
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15 Apr 2019 14:12

It's strange that one teams doesn't send a killer team to sweep up all the WT points. Or maybe it's kind of considered kind of a dick move to send an overpowered team to such a race?
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15 Apr 2019 14:18

tobydawq wrote:João Rodrigues was almost able to follow the strongest on Alto da Fóia in Algarve and is probably the rider from this field who has put in the best climbing performance this season. Or maybe it's Remco who defended himself well on the Jebel Hafeet.


João Rodrigues is ill.
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