Tour of Turkey Stage 4 – Mark Cavendish is Unstoppable

30/04/2014  //     //  Road Bike News, Videolar

 

Cumhurbaşkanlığı Bisiklet Turu 2014

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After the Elmalı summit which was reached yesterday in a pretty good and sunny weather, today at TUR’s 132 km-long 4th stage, which is between Fethiye – Marmaris, the cyclists experienced heavy downpours and strong wind. After the KOM climb at km 32, some accidents happened on the Dalaman descent and the race was neutralised around km 40.

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The 5 escapees of today were;

Maxim BELKOV (KATUSHA KAT)

Luis MAS BONET ( CAJA RURAL SEGUROS RGA CJR)
Adam PHELAN ( DRAPAC DPC)
Frederik BACKAERT (WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT WGG)
Andre FEDI (Neri Sottoli NRI)

84 km to go, when a restart was given, the main group started 2’30” after the escapees. Turquoise Jersey wearer Rein TAARAMAE’s team Cofidis was ahead of the main group to set the pace.

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50 km to go, the gap decreased to 1’40”, 32 km to go Beauties of Turkey Prime points were taken by Andre FEDI (NRI), Frederik BACKAERT (WGG) and Adam PHELAN (DPC). Mattia POZZO (NRI), who was wearing the White Jersey today, will keep the jersey at tomorrow’s  Marmaris – Bodrum stage too.

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At the last 26 kms, near the end of the climb, Luis MAS BONET(CJR) tried to solo-attack but he was unsuccessful. At this part of the stage, the main group led by Lotto Belisol started to descend.

16 km to go, the gap dropped down to 50 seconds. Last year this stage was won by Andre GREIPEL(LTB). He didn’t show up much at the sprint stages this time, but he seems to be working for his teammate Jonas VAN GENECHTEN (LTB). After this section where Lotto-Belisol was very active in pacing up, at the last 13 kms the gap decreased to 15 seconds. This time Luis MAS BONET (CJR) tried a solo-attack, but Maxim BELKOV(KAT) didn’t leave him alone and the escaping duo pedalled towards the finish with a gap of 26 seconds.

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David DE LA FUENTE(TRK) surprisingly attacked near the end of the climb and opened 10 second-gap on Marmaris descent. Meanwhile,  the main group caught the BONET – BELKOV duo. There were several attacks at these moments and 9 km to go David DE LA FUENTE(TRK) was caught by the main group too.

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Belkin, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and Lotto Belisol trains struggled to take good positions at the forefront. The tempo increased on the wet and slippery cobblestones, and the only train left was Omega Pharma – Quick-Step. Mark Cavendish came to the last 50 metres quite comfortably behind his teammate Mark RENSHAW(OPQ) and won the 3rd sprint finish in TUR pretty easily. After Cavendish, Lampre’s Ariel RICHEZE became the second and Mark RENSHAW, completed the stage at the third place.

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Rein TAARAMAE(Cof), on the other hand, will be keeping the Turquoise Jersey as the GC leader.

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Mark Cavendish commented:

“It was raining. The parcour was slippery. Furthermore, there were dangerous bends and an accident happened. Frankly, when a dilemma occured about continuing the race or not, we decided to continue. And we finished with a happy end. But it wasn’t easy. Short before the finish I looked back and understood that it wouldn’t be so difficult. But before, when we spoke to our technical team and teammates, we had deceided not to take big risks at the finish. As a result, we won. After the stage I congratulated all of my friends once more for supporting me so good. I can say that my team’s power is perfect. By the way, I can say that the sprinter teams have made progress. I see that Lotto Belisol and Shimano teams have improved themselves.”

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Stage 4 – Individual Ranking

1 51 CAVENDISH Mark OPQ GBR 00″
2 37 RICHEZE ARIEL MaximilianoLAM ARG ‘ ‘
3 56 RENSHAW Mark OPQ AUS ‘ ‘
4 145 SBARAGLI Kristian MTN ITA ‘ ‘
5 26 VIVIANI Elia CAN ITA ‘ ‘
6 11 BOL Jetse BEL NED ‘ ‘
7 176 ILESIC Aldo Ino UHC SLO ‘ ‘
8 72 HALLER Marco KAT AUT ‘ ‘
9 208 ORKEN Ahmet TRK TUR ‘ ‘
10 166 VAN STAEYEN Michael TSV BEL ‘ ‘
11 83 CANOLA Marco BAR ITA ‘ ‘
12 95 LASCA Francesco CJR ITA ‘ ‘
13 36 PALINI Andrea LAM ITA ‘ ‘
14 171 BAZZANA Alessandro UHC ITA ‘ ‘
15 114 HARDY Romain COF FRA ‘ ‘
16 31 BONIFAZIO Niccolo LAM ITA ‘ ‘
17 16 VAN DER LIJKE Nicki BEL NED ‘ ‘
18 82 BOEM Nicola BAR ITA ‘ ‘
19 182 HABEAUX Grégory WGG BEL ‘ ‘
20 14 FLENS Rick BEL NED ‘ ‘
21 156 PERON Andrea TNN ITA ‘ ‘
22 81 BARDIN Enrico BAR ITA ‘ ‘
23 198 TEDESCHI Mirko NRI ITA ‘ ‘
24 5 IGLINSKIY Valentin AST KAZ ‘ ‘
25 94 FERRARI Fabricio CJR URU ‘ ‘
26 157 PLANET Charles TNN FRA ‘ ‘
27 22 FORMOLO Davide CAN ITA ‘ ‘
28 206 KAL Mirac TRK TUR ‘ ‘
29 201 COBO ACEBO Juan Jose TRK ESP ‘ ‘
30 103 KIENDYS Tomasz CCC POL ‘ ‘
31 183 KREDER Wesley WGG NED ‘ ‘
32 137 SULZBERGER Wesley DPC AUS ‘ ‘
33 143 KUDUS Merhawi MTN ERI ‘ ‘
34 133 HUCKER Robbie DPC AUS ‘ ‘
35 23 KRIZEK Matthias CAN AUT ‘ ‘
36 44 GREIPEL André LTB GER ‘ ‘
37 105 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz CCC POL ‘ ‘
38 34 DURASEK Kristijan LAM CRO ‘ ‘
39 117 TAARAMAE Rein COF EST ‘ ‘
40 1 DYACHENKO Alexandr AST KAZ ‘ ‘
41 66 YATES Adam OGE GBR ‘ ‘
42 204 DE LA FUENTE RASILLA DavidTRK ESP ‘ ‘
43 155 MEGIAS LEAL Javier TNN ESP ‘ ‘
44 45 HANSEN Adam LTB AUS ‘ ‘
45 197 POZZO Mattia NRI ITA ‘ ‘
46 186 SEELDRAYERS Kevin WGG BEL ‘ ‘
47 188 VAN MELSEN Kevin WGG BEL ‘ ‘
48 98 SANCHEZ GIL Luis-Leon CJR ESP ‘ ‘
49 136 SULZBERGER Bernard DPC AUS ‘ ‘
50 134 NORRIS Lachlan DPC AUS ‘ ‘
51 104 KUREK Adrian CCC POL ‘ ‘
52 62 HOWARD Leigh OGE AUS ‘ ‘
53 27 WURF Cameron CAN AUS ‘ ‘
54 21 BOIVIN Guillaume CAN CAN ‘ ‘
55 55 PETACCHI Alessandro OPQ ITA ‘ ‘
56 96 MAS BONET Luis Guillermo CJR ESP ‘ ‘
57 174 FRATTINI Davide UHC ITA ‘ ‘
58 107 REBELLIN Davide CCC ITA 10″
59 92 BILBAO Peio CJR ESP ‘ ‘
60 203 BAKIRCI Nazim TRK TUR 12″
61 135 PHELAN Adam DPC AUS ‘ ‘
62 76 RYBAKOV Alexander KAT RUS ‘ ‘
63 2 FOMINYKH Daniil AST KAZ ‘ ‘
64 146 VAN NIEKERK Dennis MTN RSA ‘ ‘
65 195 GIL MARTINEZ Tomas AurelioNRI VEN ‘ ‘
66 142 GERDEMANN Linus MTN GER ‘ ‘
67 52 DE WEERT Kevin OPQ BEL ‘ ‘
68 152 HENTTALA Joonas TNN FIN ‘ ‘
69 32 CONTI Valerio LAM ITA ‘ ‘
70 93 DOMAGALSKI Karol CJR POL ‘ ‘
71 8 TLEUBAYEV Ruslan AST KAZ ‘ ‘
72 84 COLONNA Paolo BAR ITA ‘ ‘
73 111 BAGOT Yoann COF FRA ‘ ‘
74 115 LE MÉVEL Christophe COF FRA ‘ ‘
75 178 MURPHY John UHC USA ‘ ‘
76 46 HENDERSON Gregory LTB NZL ‘ ‘
77 191 ANDRIATO Rafael NRI BRA 25″
78 57 STEEGMANS Gert OPQ BEL ‘ ‘
79 42 BREEN Vegard LTB NOR 27″
80 54 MEERSMAN Gianni OPQ BEL 42″
81 63 HOWSON Damien OGE AUS 44″
82 144 REGUIGUI Youcef MTN ALG ‘ ‘
83 154 LOZANO RIBA David TNN ESP 00″
84 97 PARRA BUSTAMENTE Heiner Rodrigo CJR COL 44″
85 24 MARANGONI Alan CAN ITA ‘ ‘
86 75 PAOLINI Luca KAT ITA 48″
87 196 PONZI Simone NRI ITA ‘ ‘
88 71 BELKOV Maxim KAT RUS 57″
89 65 MOURIS Jens OGE NED 01’04″
90 61 DOCKER Mitchell OGE AUS ‘ ‘
91 53 KEISSE Iljo OPQ BEL 01’18″
92 181 BACKAERT Frederik WGG BEL 01’46″
93 113 EDET Nicolas COF FRA 02’00″
94 33 DODI Luca LAM ITA ‘ ‘
95 108 STEPNIAK Grzegorz CCC POL ‘ ‘
96 162 DE KETELE Kenny TSV BEL ‘ ‘
97 43 DOCKX Gert LTB BEL ‘ ‘
98 131 CRAWFORD Jai DPC AUS ‘ ‘
99 165 VAN HOECKE Gijs TSV BEL ‘ ‘
100 73 IGNATENKO Petr KAT RUS ‘ ‘
101 85 MANFREDI Andrea BAR ITA 02’57″
102 102 GAWRONSKI Piotr CCC POL 03’12″
103 173 FÖRSTER Robert UHC GER ‘ ‘
104 167 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter TSV BEL 00″
105 164 SALOMEIN Jarl TSV BEL 03’49″
106 17 VAN WINDEN Dennis BEL NED ‘ ‘
107 25 SAGAN Juraj CAN SVK ‘ ‘
108 141 DEBESAY Frekalsi MTN ERI ‘ ‘
109 148 WESEMANN Martin MTN RSA ‘ ‘
110 132 GOESINNEN Floris DPC NED ‘ ‘
111 202 AKDILEK Ahmet TRK TUR ‘ ‘
112 101 CHARUCKI Pawel CCC POL ‘ ‘
113 163 DE PAUW Moreno TSV BEL ‘ ‘
114 147 VAN ZYL Johann MTN RSA 04’05″
115 112 BESCOND Jérémy COF FRA 04’34″
116 4 GUARDINI Andrea AST ITA ‘ ‘
117 175 HANSON Ken UHC USA ‘ ‘
118 151 DE MASMAEKER Kevin TNN BEL ‘ ‘
119 3 GRUZDEV Dmitriy AST KAZ 05’40″
120 168 WALLAYS Jelle TSV BEL 06’47″
121 161 DE BUYST Jasper TSV BEL ‘ ‘
122 7 MURAVYEV Dmitriy AST KAZ ‘ ‘
123 194 FEDI Andrea NRI ITA ‘ ‘
124 153 LEFRANÇOIS Nicolas TNN FRA ‘ ‘
30/04/2014 – 17:29:41
Timing – Photo Finish – Results : MATSPORT TIMING 04.76.52.53.60 – http://www.matsport.frDistance: 125,000 km
Time of the first: 3h14’23″
Average: 38,584 km/h
STAGE CLASSIFICATION / ETAP KLASMANI 4
Fethiye – Marmaris
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
Pl Bib Name First Name Team Nat B P Split Pl Bib Name First Name Team Nat B P Split
125 116 LEMARCHAND Romain COF FRA ‘ ‘
126 187 SIJMENS Nico WGG BEL ‘ ‘
127 185 ROBERT Frederique WGG BEL ‘ ‘
128 158 VERSCHOOR Martijn TNN NED ‘ ‘
129 172 DE MAAR Marc UHC AHO ‘ ‘
130 91 ARAMENDIA LORENTE Javier Francisco CJR ESP ‘ ‘
131 184 NAPOLITANO Danilo WGG ITA ‘ ‘
132 58 VAKOC Petr OPQ CZE ‘ ‘
133 64 KRUOPIS Aidis OGE LTU 08’17″
134 18 WAGNER Robert BEL GER ‘ ‘
135 13 BROWN Graeme BEL AUS ‘ ‘
136 138 WIPPERT Wouter DPC NED ‘ ‘
137 15 MARKUS Barry BEL NED ‘ ‘
138 205 GRETCHYN Sergueiy TRK UKR ‘ ‘
139 207 METLUSHENKO Yuri TRK UKR ‘ ‘
140 12 BOS Theo BEL NED ‘ ‘
141 118 VERHELST Louis COF BEL ‘ ‘
142 48 VANGENECHTEN Jonas LTB BEL ‘ ‘
143 192 CHICCHI Francesco NRI ITA ‘ ‘
144 6 KAMYSHEV Arman AST KAZ ‘ ‘
145 193 COLLI Daniele NRI ITA ‘ ‘
146 41 BOECKMANS Kris LTB BEL ‘ ‘

 

 

General Clasification

1 117 TAARAMAE Rein COF EST 16h00’54″ 00″
2 66 YATES Adam OGE GBR 16h01’00″ 06″
3 114 HARDY Romain COF FRA 16h01’32″ 38″
4 98 SANCHEZ GIL Luis-Leon CJR ESP ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
5 143 KUDUS Merhawi MTN ERI ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
6 45 HANSEN Adam LTB AUS 16h01’37″ 43″
7 201 COBO ACEBO Juan Jose TRK ESP 16h01’38″ 44″
8 22 FORMOLO Davide CAN ITA ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
9 81 BARDIN Enrico BAR ITA ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
10 1 DYACHENKO Alexandr AST KAZ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
11 34 DURASEK Kristijan LAM CRO ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
12 186 SEELDRAYERS Kevin WGG BEL ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
13 107 REBELLIN Davide CCC ITA 16h01’42″ 48″
14 105 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz CCC POL 16h01’55″ 01’01″
15 204 DE LA FUENTE RASILLA David TRK ESP 16h02’28″ 01’34″
16 92 BILBAO Peio CJR ESP 16h02’38″ 01’44″
17 155 MEGIAS LEAL Javier TNN ESP 16h02’40″ 01’46″
18 76 RYBAKOV Alexander KAT RUS 16h02’52″ 01’58″
19 94 FERRARI Fabricio CJR URU 16h03’20″ 02’26″
20 111 BAGOT Yoann COF FRA ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
21 146 VAN NIEKERK Dennis MTN RSA 16h04’28″ 03’34″
22 182 HABEAUX Grégory WGG BEL 16h05’04″ 04’10″
23 84 COLONNA Paolo BAR ITA ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
24 135 PHELAN Adam DPC AUS 16h05’08″ 04’14″
25 73 IGNATENKO Petr KAT RUS 16h05’54″ 05’00″
26 113 EDET Nicolas COF FRA 16h06’04″ 05’10″
27 5 IGLINSKIY Valentin AST KAZ 16h06’31″ 05’37″
28 27 WURF Cameron CAN AUS 16h06’44″ 05’50″
29 206 KAL Mirac TRK TUR ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
30 142 GERDEMANN Linus MTN GER 16h06’52″ 05’58″

 

Sprint Points Classification

1 51 CAVENDISH Mark GBR OPQ 46
2 26 VIVIANI Elia ITA CAN 34
3 31 BONIFAZIO Niccolo ITA LAM 25

 

 

KOM Points Classification

1 117 TAARAMAE Rein EST COF 10
2 174 FRATTINI Davide ITA UHC 10
3 66 YATES Adam GBR OGE 7

 

Beauties of Turkey Points Classification

1 197 POZZO Mattia ITA NRI 10
2 185 ROBERT Frederique BEL WGG 8
3 194 FEDI Andrea ITA NRI 5

 

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