Kern Pharma: no more falls in Turkey

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Tuesday April 12. 3rd stage Tour Turkey

Stage 3 image © Sprintcycling / Kern Pharma

The third stage of Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04), which was also the shortest of the round, this Tuesday there was a new event for the riders of the The Kern Pharma team. The Turkish day, of only 123 kilometers, went relatively calmly from the start and, as in the two previous ones, the falls marked its future, once again reducing the Navarre team, since several of its runners, including the sprinter Alex Jaime, were affected. Philipsen (AFC) took the sprint victory.

Six were the cyclists who made up the vanguard of the Turkish round, who came to accumulate a 1’50” advantage over the peloton. It is in the decisive part of the stage that the nerves resurface and the misfortunes follow one another. Carlos Garcia Pierna Yes Danny van der Tuuk they were compromised in a hitch less than 30 kilometers from the finish line. the same fate happened Alex Jaime, fast man of the pharmaceutical group, because he was removed from the argument by going to the ground with two kilometers to go. Fortunately, the six riders of the The Kern Pharma team They were able to finish without serious problems.

“These are difficult days. Since we arrived, things have gone wrong and today it happened again,” he laments. Paul UrtasunDirector of The Kern Pharma team, in reference to the three falls suffered by the members of the Navarrese team. Despite the excesses mentioned, the coach is optimistic for the days to come: “We still have Carlos Garcia Already Vojtech Řepa close to the head of the general classification and, if we manage to complete a good queen stage tomorrow, we can turn things around. We’re gonna give everything.”

On his fourth day, the Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour will change thirds since it will celebrate its queen’s day: a 147 kilometer stage where the young people of the The Kern Pharma team they will face the first arrival at the top.

Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04)

04/12 – 11:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (UCT +3). 3rd step: Çeşme – İzmir (Karşıyaka), 123 km
1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fénix) 2h34’19”
2. Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) mt
3. Miguel Angel Fernandez (Global 6 Cycling) mt

64. Martí Márquez (Kern Pharma team) mt
80. Vojtěch Řepa (Team Kern Pharma) mt
81. Danny van der Tuuk (Team Kern Pharma) mt
89. Carlos García Pierna (Kern Pharma team) mt
128. Ivan Moreno (Kern Pharma team) mt
158. Alex Jaime (Kern Pharma team) mt

Acting General
1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fénix) 11h15’23”
2. Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) at 2”
3. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) at 12″

41. Martí Márquez (Team Kern Pharma) at 34″
42. Danny van der Tuuk (Team Kern Pharma) mt
62. Carlos García Pierna (Kern Pharma team) at 50″
63. Vojtěch Řepa (Team Kern Pharma) mt
85. Álex Jaime (Kern Pharma team) at 2’55”
137. Iván Moreno (Team Kern Pharma) at 13’13”

13/04 – 10:50 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. (UCT +3). 4th step: Izmir (Konak) – Manisa (Spil), 147 km
14/04 – 10:00 – 14:35 (UCT +3). 5th step: Manisa – Ayvalık, 192 km
04/15 – 09:30 – 14:35 (UCT +3). 6th step: Edremit (Akçay) – Eceabat, 205 km
16/04 – 11:00 – 14:30 (UCT +3). 7th stage: Gelibolu–Tekirdağ, 135 km
04/17 – 08:15 – 11:30 (UCT +3). 8th stage: Istanbul, 136km

Monday April 11. 2nd stage Tour Turkey

Recomposed after the sad news of abandonment due to the fall of Savva Noivkov the day of the opening of Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04), the six cyclists of the The Kern Pharma team they faced with ambition the second stage of the Turkish round this Monday, which, after 158 kilometers and several crashes, ended in a fast sprint with the victory of Groves (BEX). Marti Marquez (57th) and Danny van der Tuuk (58th) concluded in the reduced peloton which was playing for the victory.

The offensive of the day was not long in being constituted, with eight units and without pharmaceutical representation, which led the test until the last 35 kilometers. In the peloton, the youngsters of the Navarrese team defended the options of their rapid, Alex Jaime, before the foreseeable massive arrival, but, there again, a crash at the end of the day destroyed all their hopes. Luckily, the Catalan didn’t have to regret any greater ailments and was able to cross the finish line.

“Our idea was to fight for the general, but the crashes took us away from the objective,” he laments. Paul Urtasun, pharmaceutical director in the Turkish tour. “Positioning in this second stage was essential and, although it remains difficult for us, the riders are well positioned in the key part and were able to save the critical moment. However, incidents cannot be controlled. will be to play our options from the breakaway and, given the composition of the sprinters that there is, it will be complicated. We will have to choose the day very well”, concludes the team coach The Kern Pharma team.

The third day of Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour will take place on Tuesday, where a new end of the sprint awaits the young people of the The Kern Pharma team.

Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04)

04/11 – 10:45 – 14:45 (UCT +3). 2nd stage: Selçuk (Efes) – Alacati, 158 km
1. Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) 4h02’11”
2. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) mt
3. Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) mt

57. Martí Márquez (Kern Pharma team) mt
58. Danny van der Tuuk (Team Kern Pharma) mt
79. Carlos García Pierna (Team Kern Pharma) at 16″
82. Vojtěch Řepa (Team Kern Pharma) mt
125. Iván Moreno (Team Kern Pharma) at 2’28”
126. Alex Jaime (Kern Pharma team) mt

Acting General
1. Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) 8h40’12”
2. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) at 2″
3. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) at 4″

42. Martí Márquez (Team Kern Pharma) at 26″
45. Danny van der Tuuk (Team Kern Pharma) mt
65. Carlos García Pierna (Kern Pharma team) at 42
67. Vojtěch Řepa (Team Kern Pharma) mt
87. Alex Jaime (Team Kern Pharma) at 2’47”
138. Iván Moreno (Team Kern Pharma) at 13’05”

04/12 – 11:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (UCT +3). 3rd step: Çeşme – İzmir (Karşıyaka), 123 km
13/04 – 10:50 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. (UCT +3). 4th step: Izmir (Konak) – Manisa (Spil), 147 km
14/04 – 10:00 – 14:35 (UCT +3). 5th step: Manisa – Ayvalık, 192 km
04/15 – 09:30 – 14:35 (UCT +3). 6th step: Edremit (Akçay) – Eceabat, 205 km
16/04 – 11:00 – 14:30 (UCT +3). 7th step: Gelibolu–Tekirdağ, 135 km
04/17 – 08:15 – 11:30 (UCT +3). 8th stage: Istanbul, 136km

Sunday April 10. 1st stage Tour Turkey

Image of the 1st stage © Sprintcycling

Bad luck accompanied the The Kern Pharma team at its debut this Sunday at Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04). Savva Novikov -the Russian who competes as a neutral- was involved in a fall for which he had to be taken to hospital with a broken collarbone. A similar incident was committed by his partner Vojtech Řepawho, fortunately, did not have to deplore any major consequences and was able to cross the finish line. Alex Jaime he was the best pharmacist in the sprint which ended in victory for Ewan (LTS).

Six runners played the main role in the progress of the day, which promised to be calm because it was the longest and flattest of the 57th edition of the Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour. The peloton, in which the pharmaceutical cyclists paraded, tracked them down before tackling the last 35 kilometers and the day ended in a sprint. Unfortunately, the workforce of Navarre was reduced by the falls of Novikov Yes Řepa, because they deprived him of enjoying the desired start. For Paul UrtasunDirector of The Kern Pharma team In the Turkish round, the day was anything but positive: “We started the stage with a fall and a mechanical problem, then we had to mourn the broken collarbone of Savva. Now we have to recover from the misfortune and think about the seven who remain”.

the Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour will hold its second stage on Monday. A route along the coast of 158 kilometers with a predictable end to the sprint after having overcome the only ascent of the day, a third category.

Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04)

04/10 – 09:00 – 14:00 (UCT +3). 1st step: Bodrum–Kusadası, 207 km; Yes acting general
1. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) 4h38’05”
2. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) mt
3. Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) mt

42. Álex Jaime (Kern Pharma team) at 15″
67. Martí Márquez (Team Kern Pharma) at 22″
71. Carlos Garcia (Kern Pharma team) mt
79. Danny van der Tuuk (Team Kern Pharma) mt
85. Vojtěch Řepa (Team Kern Pharma) mt
136. Iván Moreno (Team Kern Pharma) at 10’33”
A B. Savva Novikov

04/11 – 11:15 – 14:45 (UCT +3). 2nd stage: Selçuk (Efes) – Alacati, 158 km
04/12 – 09:25 – 14:45 (UCT +3). 3rd step: Çeşme – İzmir (Karşıyaka), 123 km
13/04 – 10:20 – 14:45 (UCT +3). 4th step: Izmir (Konak) – Manisa (Spil), 147 km
04/14 – 10:10 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. (UCT +3). 5th step: Manisa – Ayvalık, 192 km
15/04 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (UCT +3). 6th step: Edremit (Akçay) – Eceabat, 205 km
04/16 – 10:10 – 14:45 (UCT +3). 7th stage: Gelibolu–Tekirdağ, 135 km
04/17 – 10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (UCT +3). 8th stage: Istanbul, 136km

The Navarre team makes its debut in the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey © SprintCycling

After having known Bosnia, Italy and Serbia during his first campaign as a professional formation and countries such as Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Portugal during his debut in the category ProTeamthe The Kern Pharma team embarks this weekend for a new trip that will take him to Turkey, where he will begin his participation in the Presidential tour in Turkey (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04). Eight highly publicized stages await the young pharmacists, with routes that will offer outlets for the fastest runners, climbers but also for those who manage to sneak into the right front.

“The The Kern Pharma team faces with enthusiasm and respect these beginnings in the turkey tower“, to move Paul UrtasunDirector of The Kern Pharma team in the circle “It’s a high-level race, with luxury participation, and we will plan it day by day. We will try to play our tricks at every stage to fight for victory. Being eight days there will be options for everything, but we know it’s hard to get great results. Although it is a race of our category, the numerous participation of teams World Tour it makes the victories more expensive, but it’s good for us because this demand helps us to raise our level”, he underlines Urtasun.

Presidential tour in Turkey (Turkey, UCI 2.Pro, 10-17/04)

Alignment: Carlos García Pierna, Álex Jaime, Martí Márquez, Iván Moreno, Savva Novikov, Votech Repa, Danny van der Tuuk

Itinerary:
04/10 – 09:00 – 14:00. 1st step: Bodrum – Kuşadası, 207 km
11/04 – 11:15 – 14:45. 2nd stage: Selçuk (Efes) – Alacati, 158 km
04/12 – 09:25 – 14:45. 3rd step: Çeşme – İzmir (Karşıyaka), 123 km
13/04 – 10:20 – 14:45. 4th step: Izmir (Konak) – Manisa (Spil), 147 km
14/04 – 10:10 – 14:35. 5th step: Manisa – Ayvalık, 192 km
15/04 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. 6th step: Edremit (Akçay) – Eceabat, 205 km
16/04 – 10:10 – 14:45. 7th step: Gelibolu–Tekirdağ, 135 km
17/04 – 10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. 8th stage: Istanbul, 136km

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