Yates crowned Tour of Turkey winner

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Orica GreenEDGE's Adam Yates wins the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey while Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Mark Cavendish is victorious in the final stage.

Orica GreenEDGE's Adam Yates wins the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey while Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Mark Cavendish is victorious in the final stage.

ISTANBUL - Orica GreenEDGE's 21-year-old British cyclist Adam Yates has won the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.

However, it was fellow Brit, Mark Cavendish, of Belgium team Omega Pharma-Quick Step who won the final stage of the tour in Istanbul Sunday.

Cavendish won the 121km final in 2 hours and 35 minutes with Cannondale's Italian cyclist Elia Viviani second and Andrea Guardini from Kazakh team, Astana, in third. 

Yates won the Tour of Turkey's turquoise jersey with a total time of 30 hours, 26 minutes and 22 seconds in individual rankings.

Second in the individual rankings went to Estonian Rein Taaramae while Frenchman Romain Hardy took third, both from Cofidis Solutions Credits.

Meanwhile Cavendish retained the green jersey for his sprinting, Marc De Maar kept the red jersey as the best climber and Italian Mattia Pozzo from Neri Sottoli team received the white jersey for winning the Turkish Beauties classification.

The 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey was broadcasted in 196 countries up from 156 countries last year.

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