2012 Tour of Turkey

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2012 Tour of Turkey
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Race details
Dates 22 April–29 April
Stages 8
Distance 1,174 km (729.5 mi)
Winning time 28h 48' 10" (40.72 km/h or 25.30 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) (Astana)
Second  Danail Petrov (BUL) (Caja Rural)
Third  Adrian Palomares (ESP) (Andalucía)

Points  Matthew Goss (AUS) (GreenEDGE)
Mountains  Marco Bandiera (ITA) (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Sprints  Maxim Belkov (RUS) (Team Katusha)
Team Astana
2011
2013

The 2012 Tour of Turkey was the 48th edition of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey cycling stage race. It was held from 22 April–29 April 2012, and was rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour. Bulgarian Ivailo Gabrovski originally won the race after dominating the third stage, but was later found to have used EPO and was disqualified.[1] It was officially announced in October 2012 that the winner of the Tour of Turkey is Alexsandr Dyachenko of Astana.[2]

Teams and cyclists[edit]

There are 25 teams in the 2012 Tour of Turkey. Among them were 9 UCI ProTeams, 14 UCI Professional Continental teams, and 2 Continental teams. Each team was allowed eight riders on their squad, giving the event a peloton of 194 cyclists at its outset.[3]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

22 April 2012 – Alanya, 135 km (83.9 mi)

A huge crash decimated about half the field with a few kilometers to go. Some riders had to withdraw from the race due to injuries. As per the UCI rules, since the crash occurred less than 3 kilometers away from the finish, all riders caught in the accident were credited the same time as the winner.[4]

Stage 1 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Theo Bos (NED) Rabobank 3h 05' 55"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi s.t.
4  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
5  Boy Van Poppel (NED) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
6  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
7  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
8  Rafael Andriato (BRA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
9  Filippo Baggio (ITA) Utensilnord-Named s.t.
10  Tom Veelers (NED) Argos-Shimano s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Theo Bos (NED) Blue jersey Green jersey Rabobank 3h 05' 45"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) GreenEDGE + 4"
3  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 6"
4  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 10"
5  Boy Van Poppel (NED) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
6  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
7  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
8  Rafael Andriato (BRA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
9  Filippo Baggio (ITA) Utensilnord-Named s.t.
10  Tom Veelers (NED) Argos-Shimano s.t.

Stage 2[edit]

23 April 2012 – Alanya to Antalya, 153 km (95.1 mi) [5]

A breakaway formed at kilometer 48 composed of Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Laurent Pichon (Bretagne-Schuller), Paolo Locatelli (Colnago-CSF Bardiani), Laszlo Bodrogi (Team Type 1-Sanofi) and Matteo Fedi (Utensilnord-Named). They were caught with 5 kilometers to go, leading to a mass sprint finish.[5]

Stage 2 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol 3h 16' 04"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Team Europcar s.t.
4  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
5  André Schulze (GER) Team NetApp s.t.
6  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
7  Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Astana s.t.
8  Filippo Baggio (ITA) Utensilnord-Named s.t.
9  Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
10  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Matthew Goss (AUS) Blue jersey Green jersey GreenEDGE 6h 21' 47"
2  André Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol + 2"
3  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Team Europcar + 8"
4  Theo Bos (NED) Rabobank s.t.
5  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 12"
6  Filippo Baggio (ITA) Utensilnord-Named s.t.
7  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
8  Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana s.t.
9  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
10  Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.

Stage 3[edit]

24 April 2012 – Antalya to Elmalı, 152 km (94.4 mi)

Bulgarian Ivailo Gabrovski (Konya - Torku Seker Spor) accelerated 8 kilometers away from the finish line in the first mountain top finish stage in the race's history. He went on to win solo and took the leader's jersey. A doping test performed after this stage would eventually lead to Gabrovski's disqualification.[2][6]

Stage 3 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Konya - Torku Seker Spor 4h 21' 09"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'29"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'32"
4  Adrián Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'34"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 1'51"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'13"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'19"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'38"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 2'52"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 2'55"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 10h 43' 04"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrián Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'48"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'05"

Stage 4[edit]

25 April 2012 – Fethiye to Marmaris, 132 km (82.0 mi)

The mass sprint was very close with Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) taking the win over fellow Australian Matthew Goss (GreenEDGE) by a margin that was impossible to distinguish with the naked eye.[7]

Stage 4 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank 3h 14' 01"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) Green jersey GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi s.t.
4  Boy Van Poppel (NED) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
5  Davide Vigano (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
6  Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
7  Florian Vachon (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller s.t.
8  James Van Landschoot (BEL) Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's s.t.
9  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
10  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) Team Europcar s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 13h 57' 05"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrian Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'48"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'05"

Stage 5[edit]

26 April 2012 – Marmaris to Turgutreis, 178 km (110.6 mi)

First professional victory for 23 year old Andrea Di Corrado (Colnago-CSF Bardiani), who dropped his 5 breakaway companions to solo his way to the finish line.[8]

Stage 5 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Andrea Di Corrado (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani 4h 50' 25"
2  Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 40"
3  Jérôme Cousin (FRA) Team Europcar + 40"
4  Alfredo Balloni (ITA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia + 42"
5  Sébastien Duret (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 42"
6  Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ) Astana + 42"
7  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Team Europcar + 1' 27"
8  Alexey Tsatevich (RUS) Team Katusha + 1' 27"
9  Rafaâ Chtioui (TUN) Team Europcar + 1' 27"
10  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia + 1' 27"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 18h 48' 57"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrian Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'58"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'05"

Stage 6[edit]

27 April 2012 – Bodrum to Kusadasi, 179 km (111.2 mi)

Gabrovski defended his leader's jersey with the few of his teammates of Konya - Torku Seker Spor who had the resources to help, as they were left in front of the peloton without any help to catch the 3 escapees. They ultimately reeled them in, and a long series of attacks ensued with about 20 kilometers to go, all of which were covered by Gabrovski himself since his team did not have the resources to keep the frantic pace up. 24 year old Sacha Modolo (Colnago-CSF Bardiani) won the sprint finish.[9]


Stage 6 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Sacha Modolo (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani 4h 34' 00"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) Green jersey GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
4  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
5  Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
6  Rafael Andriato (BRA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
7  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi s.t.
8  Davide Vigano (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
9  Marco Coledan (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani s.t.
10  Blaž Jarc (SLO) Team NetApp s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 23h 22' 57"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrian Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'58"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'14"

Stage 7[edit]

28 April 2012 – Kusadasi to Izmir, 124 km (77.1 mi)

Belgian Iljo Keisse of Omega Pharma-Quick Step won the stage after dropping his 6 breakaway companions with 6 kilometers to go, building a sizable gap with them and the surging peloton. In a finish that was most dramatic, Keisse crashed while negotiating the final bend with 1 km to go. He picked himself up and was almost swept up by the charging bunch, who were on his back wheel as he crossed the finish line.[10]


Stage 7 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Iljo Keisse (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2h 52' 38"
2  Marcel Kittel (GER) Argos-Shimano s.t.
3  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
4  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
5  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
6  Robert Förster (GER) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
7  Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX) Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's s.t.
8  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi s.t.
9  Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
10  Juan Jose Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 26h 15' 35"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrian Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'58"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'14"

Stage 8[edit]

29 April 2012 – Istanbul, 121 km (75.2 mi)

General classification contender Vladimir Gusev of Team Katusha (12th before the stage) got away with 3 other cyclists so the bunch chased relentlessly. They caught the escapees with less than 7 kilometers to go. Theo Bos of Rabobank won the sprint after a crash eliminated some top sprinters from the race. Ivailo Gabrovski kept the turquoise jersey and was declared the general classification winner.[11]

Stage 8 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Theo Bos (NED) Rabobank 2h 32' 35"
2  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
3  Stefan Van Dijk (NED) Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's s.t.
4  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia s.t.
5  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Team Europcar s.t.
6  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-ISD s.t.
7  Robert Förster (GER) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
8  Juan Jose Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
9  Daniele Colli (ITA) Team Type 1-Sanofi s.t.
10  Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) Lotto-Belisol s.t.
General Classification after Stage 8
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Blue jersey Konya - Torku Seker Spor 28h 48' 10"
2  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 1'33"
3  Danail Petrov (BUL) Caja Rural + 1'38"
4  Adrian Palomares (ESP) Andalucía + 1'44"
5  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 2'01"
6  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 2'23"
7  Florian Guillou (FRA) Bretagne-Schuller + 2'29"
8  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Colnago-CSF Bardiani + 2'58"
9  Michał Gołaś (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 3'02"
10  Will Routley (CAN) SpiderTech-C10 + 3'14"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification
Points Classification
Mountains Classification
Turkish Beauties Classification
Team Classification
1 Theo Bos Theo Bos Theo Bos not awarded Fréderique Robert Utensilnord-Named
2 André Greipel Matthew Goss Matthew Goss László Bodrogi Team Katusha
3 Alexsandr Dyachenko Ivailo Gabrovski Ivaïlo Gabrovski Matteo Fedi Astana
4 Mark Renshaw
5 Andrea Di Corrado
6 Sacha Modolo Marco Bandiera Maxim Belkov
7 Iljo Keisse
8 Theo Bos
Final
Alexsandr Dyachenko Matthew Goss Marco Bandiera Maxim Belkov Astana

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