Bora-Hansgrohe's Grossschartner wins Tour of Turkey
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Cyclists rode in the Eurasia tunnel connecting Asia to Europe beneath the Bosphorus Strait.
The 25-year old Austrian Grossschartner, who rides for the Bora-Hansgrohe team, has won the six-stage tour of nearly 1000 kilometers (621 miles).
Grossschartner topped the general classification with 24 hours 53 minutes 58 seconds, while Italian Valerio Conti from BAE Emirates team came in second and Eritrean Merhawi Kudus of Astana team took the third place.
Meanwhile, Caleb Ewan of Lotto Soudal team won the last 172.4-kilometer-long (107-mile) stage in 4 hours 10 minutes and 41 seconds.
The 55th edition of the five-day presidential Tour of Turkey run through April 21, with 119 cyclists from 17 teams. The tour kicked off in Istanbul on April 16 as a part of the “UCI World Tour” calendar for the third time.
Organized by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey debuted in 1963 and became an international race two years later.