hairpin bend

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Noun1.hairpin bend - a U-shaped bend in a road
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
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hajtûkanyar
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The current tree lined road which consists of many curves, hairpin bends and steep drop offs is too narrow making it unsafe for the increasing traffic volumes particularly when the road is a critical freight route vital to the area.
Cyclists crawl through this - and most other - of the climb's 21 hairpin bends, spread over 13.
Brailsford was so worried about on, d the potential for confrontation, with 750,000 fans crammed on the famous climb's 21 hairpin bends, that he removed his expensive watch and half-expected the windscreen of Team Sky's support vehicle to be smashed.
Alpe-d'Huez, with its 21 hairpin bends, is a fabled ascent and Froome would dearly love to win there in the yellow jersey to cement a second Tour title.
4km Lacets de Montvernier, with its 18 hairpin bends.
First up for the young Welshman was two runs of the Porlock Hill toll road where off camber hairpin bends, and tight, narrow, twisty and gnarly sections of tarmac within the tree lined route wait to catch out the unwary.
The fast-paced race - brought to Edinburgh by Sweetspot, EventScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council - will see some of Britain's top professional teams competing on a challenging course, which includes cobbles, hairpin bends and a tough sharp climb.
The first and third sectors of the lap at Sepang feature long straights and hairpin bends, while sector two has some medium and highA[degrees]speed corners, which load up the tyres.
Yesterday's third stage was the most anxiously anticipated by the Trans Hajar's competitors, as fatigue began to set in from the first two days' hard racing, riders faced a two-km climb out of Quriyat over wadi terrain and water crossings, with tight hairpin bends and gradients of six percent.
As tributes were paid to 64-year-old Maurice Wrightson, from Ashington, a spokesman for the local gendarmerie said the bus crash - the first he could recall on Alpe d'Huez's 21 hairpin bends - had just been "a terrible accident".
As tributes were paid to 64-year-old Maurice Wrightson, from Ashington, a spokesman for the local force told the Chronicle that the bus smash - the first he could recall on Alpe d'Huez's 21 hairpin bends - had just been "a terrible accident".
The bus was said to have been transporting passengers home following a week-long break, but crashed as it travelled down the steep mountain road, which features 21 hairpin bends.