Adam Yates won stage 6 of this year’s Tour of Turkey today, after soloing to his first professional victory during a summit finish in Selçuk – ahead of Davide Formolo and Davide Rebellin.
The British rider closely followed a move by Adam Hansen with an explosive counter attack of his own during the final aspects of today’s stage. Indeed, Yates literally left Hansen struggling in his wake as he went on to claim a solo finish.
In the meantime, race leader, Rein Taaramäe, found himself isolated without any teammates to assist him during the final climb, and, therefore couldn’t respond to Yates’ blistering attack.
Yates crossed the line with a seven-second advantage over Taaramäe, to wrest the leader’s jersey from the Estonian rider by a mere second.
With two stages remaining that favor the sprinters, this year’s Tour is still up for grabs.
Stage 6 Results
GBR 1 YATES, Adam (ORICA GreenEDGE) 4:11:46 ITA 2 FORMOLO, Davide (CANNONDALE) + 2 ITA 3 REBELLIN, Davide (CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE) EST 4 TAARAMAE, Rein (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) + 7 CRO 5 DURASEK, Kristijan (LAMPRE – MERIDA) ESP 6 COBO ACEBO, Juan Jose (TORKU SEKERSPOR) FRA 7 HARDY, Romain (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) ESP 8 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis Leon (CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA) + 15 AUS 9 HANSEN, Adam (LOTTO BELISOL) + 17 ESP 10 MEGIAS LEAL, Javier (NOVO NORDISK) + 26
General Classification after Stage 6 GBR 1 YATES, Adam (ORICA GreenEDGE) 24:46:57 EST 2 TAARAMAE, Rein (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) + 1 FRA 3 HARDY, Romain (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) + 39 ITA 4 FORMOLO, Davide (CANNONDALE) + 40 ITA 5 REBELLIN, Davide (CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE) + 44 ESP 6 COBO ACEBO, Juan Jose (TORKU SEKERSPOR) + 45 CRO 7 DURASEK, Kristijan (LAMPRE – MERIDA) ESP 8 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis Leon (CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA) + 47 AUS 9 HANSEN, Adam (LOTTO BELISOL) + 54 BRA 10 ANDRIATO, Rafael (NERI SOTTOLI) + 1:04
About the TUR
The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (TUR) started in 1963 with the name of "Marmara Tour", gained international status in 1965 for the first time and was taken under the auspices of Presidential authority in 1966. On its 50th anniversary the competition will be held on April 27-May 4, 2014 in 8 stages starting from Alanya, proceeding along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. Istanbul will be home to the spectacular finish.
The world’s sole "transcontinental cycling tour" will witness the high-level competition of world-renowned athletes and teams. The slogan this year is "50 Years of Cycling Passion". The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey which has been reaching a wide access network throughout the world via live and recorded broadcasts by means of prestigious national and international channels in more than 150 countries since 2008, stands out as a global organization that serves as a model of Turkey’s sports organization experience. With its deep-rooted history, its contributions to the development of the sport of cycling and the promotion of tourism in Turkey through TV broadcasts, the organization continues to be a success story for our country.
Leader jerseys find their owners according to the scores gained at the premium gates through each stages. The athlete at the first rank in leader jerseys classification at the end of every stage begins the next stage with the leader jersey and aims to keep the jersey till the end of the TUR.
Turkish blue Turquoise which is derived from the pronunciation of the word Turk in French and which is the colour of the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts is also the colour of the Leader jersey as the institutional colour of the TUR.
White Jersey with the premium gates through which historical and natural richness of Turkey is carried to the screens as Beauties of Turkey are being highlighted are carried to the podium on the leader of the premium gates at the end of every stage.
Red Jersey with the best climber premium gates with which the King of the Mountains is determined by the climbing performance of the riders.
Green Jersey with the sprint gates which witness the struggle among the strongest sprinters.
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