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Title: Turul Ciclist al României
Post by: search on September 06, 2019, 07:34
Turul Ciclist al României

September 11th to 15th

After last year's return to the cycling calender, the Tour of Romania is back for 2019 as well - and this time as 2.1 UCI race.

The race starts in Cluj on Wednesday, and finishes in Bucharest after a five day journey through the country:

Stage 1: Cluj - Sighisoara
(https://turulromaniei.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Profile_1.png)

Stage 2: Brasov - Focsani
(https://turulromaniei.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Profile_2.png)

Stage 3: Buzau - Targoviste
(https://turulromaniei.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Profile_3.png)

Stage 4: Ploiesti - Piatra Arsa
(https://turulromaniei.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Profile_4.png)

(~23k at 5% average)

Stage 5: Bucharest - Bucharest
(https://turulromaniei.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Profile_5.png)

Things got sorted a bit late, so there are no PCT teams around for the race, but quite a decent list of teams could be brought together for the race:
#cccdevo brings Valter to compete with last year's winner #teamro Tvetcov, and also #elkov Schlegel or #illuminate Torres are some good guys for GC. For the sprints, there are #teamro Grosu, #elkov Kankovsky or #illuminate Laas, among others - but last year there were strong attacks every day, no matter the profile. So although most stages look fairly flat, there won't be necessarily too many sprints.

I'll be heading to Cluj on Monday and will be around for the week, so it better be fun ;).

There's live coverage on Livestream Romania (https://livestream.com/Romania-Live-Events/TurulRomaniei2019) as well, but I won't be doing the commentary :dizzy
Title: Re: Turul Ciclist al României
Post by: search on September 10, 2019, 09:40
Broadcasting times (there's a one hour difference to central Europe, two to the UK). Most of the days the stages should finish just before the Vuelta goes live

https://twitter.com/turulromaniei/status/1171336327461294080
Title: Re: Turul Ciclist al României
Post by: search on September 10, 2019, 09:42
the #teamee Estonian National Team brought #academy Mihkel Räim by the way, so that's quite a good addition for the sprints
Title: Re: Turul Ciclist al României
Post by: Leadbelly on September 12, 2019, 18:21
Speaking of Estonians at this race, here's one for @Cycl_Pronounced - Rait Ärm.