British Feels Joy At Tour of Turkey

ISTANBUL, May 04, 2014 (AFP) - Young Briton Adam Yates won the Tour of Turkey after compatriot Mark Cavendish claimed victory on Sunday's eighth and final stage around Istanbul. The 21-year-old Orica-GreenEDGE rider claimed his first major professional victory with Estonia's Rein Taaramae finishing second, five seconds adrift, and Frenchman Romain Hardy third at 39sec. For … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey Stage 6 Report and Results

Neo-pro Adam Yates scored his first professional victory in style on the Tour of Turkey stage six summit finish. The Briton crossed the finish line alone with a handful of seconds on a chase group that took shape in response to his stage-winning attack. Yates reached Selçuk with a 7” advantage over race leader Rein Taaramäe (Cofids) to move into the turquoise race leader’s jersey. The win … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey Stage 5 Report and Results

ISTANBUL, May 01, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Elia Viviani edged out Briton Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish to win the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey in Bodrum on Thursday. Estonia's Rein Taaramae maintained his lead in the overall standings following the 178km run from Marmaris. Cannondale's Viviani denied Cavendish a fourth stage victory in this 50th edition of the race after … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey Stage 3 Report and Results

ISTANBUL, April 29, 2014 (AFP) - Estonian rider Rein Taaramae took the overall lead in the Tour of Turkey with victory in the third stage from Finike to Elmali on Tuesday. Taaramae, who rides for Cofidis, finished the 185km ride six seconds ahead of Britain's Adam Yates, with his team-mate, Frenchman Romain Hardy, third, 38sec off the pace. It saw him overhaul another British … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish’s Race Calendar Is Determined

18-Apr-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the program of Mark Cavendish for the coming weeks. As previously communicated, the British Champion will ride the Tour of Turkey at the end of April. He will then ride the AMGEN Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse prior to the Tour de France. "As everybody knows, my big goal this year is the Tour de France," Cavendish … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey Winner Positive For Doping

LAUSANNE, Canton of Vaud, July 15, 2013 (AFP) - The 2013 Tour of Turkey winner Mustafa Sayar has tested positive for the banned performance enhancing drug EPO, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Monday. The 24-year-old Turk has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation by the Turkish Cycling Federation, whose job it will be to implement any punishment. … [Read more...]

Nasty Crash Marred The Finale On Stage of Tour of Turkey

Today's second and 153 kilometer long stage of Tour of Turkey from Alanya to Antalya was a complete replica of yesterday's initial stage in the build-up but the finale was marred by a big crash. A breakaway consisting of six riders made an early escape from the pack and in the head of the field, the sprinter teams took control of the pace and tried to made sure to reel in the escapees in due … [Read more...]

Aidis Kruopis Wins Stage Two of Tour of Turkey

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Leigh Howard had his chance yesterday. Today, ORICA-GreenEDGE was all in for Aidis Kruopis. Stage two of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey was a flat run that began in Alanya and ended in the projected bunch sprint in Antalya. The finale was marred by a massive crash inside the final kilometre. Kruopis emerged from the mayhem to deliver his first win of the season. “I feel very good to … [Read more...]

Blanco Pro Cycling Team Ready for the Turkish Sprint Battle

Following a training camp in Girona last week, the sprint train from Blanco Pro Cycling Team is more than ready for the Tour of Turkey. Under the guidance of Sports Director Jeroen Blijlevens, the team is looking to at least equal their performance of last year when Theo Bos took two stages and Mark Renshaw bagged one as well. “The bar is set high,” said Blijlevens. “But after the … [Read more...]

Bulgaria’s Gabrovski Banned Two Years For Doping

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SOFIA, Oct 7, 2012 (AFP) - Bulgarian cyclist Ivaylo Gabrovski has been banned for two years after failing a doping test during the Tour of Turkey which he won, the Bulgarian cycling union said Sunday. Gabrovski was disqualified and stripped of his title after testing positive for the banned blood booster EPO in late April. The 34-year-old's B sample also confirmed the presence of … [Read more...]