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Old 07-16-07, 06:14 AM   #1
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European Championships (pictures)

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share some pictures from the European Championships elite men and women races at Cappadocia, Turkey.





After the start loop... Heminda Ramos leads


Ramos opened up a big lead during the first lap


Lorian Vogel


Julien Absalon


Christoph Sauser and Rael Paulissen


Fredrik Kessiakoff




Cedric Ravanel
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Ramos... He was one of the few riders who cleared that section on the bike















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1st Jose Antonio Herminda Ramos, 2nd Julien Absalon, 3rd Fredrik Kessiakoff

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Women's Race...



















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This is it for now... I will post more pictures later
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WOW, that is the best looking corse I have seen in a long time. I like that climb and then the huge sand pit on the way down.

Nice
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3rd Katerina Nash


2nd Irina Kalentieva


1st Sabine Spitz






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Spare some wheels?


Irina Kalentieva's bike




Continental's new XC tires?






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and finally some pictures from Cappadocia...



















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WOW, that is the best looking corse I have seen in a long time. I like that climb and then the huge sand pit on the way down.

Nice
The course was stunning. I have never seen a course at this level of difficulty, both physically and technically. And never had this much fun watching a XC race
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Nice pictures. Looks like an interesting place to visit even without the XC race.
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Great shots. Fascinating countryside; thanks for posting those.

Walking stairs? I chuckle. At least they rode the sand washes.
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Nice pictures. Looks like an interesting place to visit even without the XC race.
Yes, very interesting place. This was the first time I've been there and I didn't have any time to explore, but I will definitely go there again.

While on the subject, here's a very nice video for the DH/FR people, taken in the same area by a French group:

http://raceco.media-luberon.com/videos/cappadoce.wmv
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Great shots. Fascinating countryside; thanks for posting those.

Walking stairs? I chuckle. At least they rode the sand washes.
Thanks dminor.

Yea, some walked down there. They didn't seem to lose any time to the ones that were riding though, some actually seemed to be gaining because of the tight turn in the middle. Well, I guess they knew what they were doing
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Those wear great pictures, Erhan. Thanks for sharing.
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awesome pics, looked like a great time. whats the story with all the buildings built into those rock formations?
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whats the story with all the buildings built into those rock formations?
As far as I know the first settlements in the area had begun in prehistoric times when people used to live in caves. Between now and then the place had been a home to many civilizations, and those must be built very long time ago. It's quite amazing to see that people still live in those. It should be possible to find more accurate information if you google "cappadocia".
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props erhan. awesome photos!
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