2nd Round Turkey: Victory and leadership for Groves

Daniel Montes / Round 21

Second day of the Tour of Turkey and second resolution to the sprint, even if, on this occasion, after a day of a lot of nerves because of the gusts of wind near the coast which caused a change of direction. After its premiere at Back to Catalonia, Kaden Groves (Bike exchange) was imposed on Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) upon arrival in Alacati. Everything seemed prepared for a new triumph of Caleb-Evanafter the big launch of the Lotto Soudal team, but the Australian stopped pedaling, as if his strength had suddenly evaporated. When they arrived, they missed Nacer Bouhanni and Manuel Peñalver, left after wiping the beaten track. The best Spanish was again Miguel Angel Fernandez, who repeated his 8th place from yesterday. As for the fight for the general, Nairo Quintana has been involved in two fallsone a few meters from the protection zone and lost most of his options fight for the final victory in the Turkish race.

The spanish presence in this stage, shorter than the day before, she was not limited to the final sprint. In the escape of eight cyclists who rode in the lead until the last hour of the race, there were three national cyclists: Jon Barrenetxea (rural box), Angel Fuentes (Burgos-BH) and Peio Goikoetxea (Euskaltel-Euskadi). With them they made their way Noah Granigan (Fauna Generation), Julien Lin (bike helper), Oleksandre Prevar (SportToto), Christian Raileanu (Sakarya) and the old Burgos-BH corridor, Nicholas Sessler (Overall 6). Barrenetxea managed to obtain the highest score of the first intermediate sprintbut not as much in the Mountain passwhere he was passed at the last moment by Granigan, the best placed in the general classification of the first eight.

The tension caused by the wind, which forced the riders to maintain a good position in the group, caused a few falls, such as those made by Ahmet Orken or Matthew Walls. He didn’t come down either Nairobi Quintana, who went to the ditch with Jay Vine (Alpecin) in the only significant climb of the day. On the slope after this orographic difficulty, most of the escapees were neutralized. not like this Peio Goikoetxea, who launched an attack to keep your options alive for several miles. Julian Lino tried to chase him, but both ended up being neutralized shortly after by a peloton where they set the pace BikeExchange and Israel.

The nerves have returned fan attempt that ended up splitting the group in two due to the fall of Jakub Mareczko in the highest positions. It didn’t take long to regroup and, taking advantage of the ensuing break, Vitaly Buts tried it, escaped in the previous step. The Ukrainian was caught before the bunch sprint then the Second waterfall of Quintana, only 500 meters from the protection zone This would have avoided the loss of nearly two minutes. The Lotto Soudal team launched the finish without fail but, incomprehensibly, Caleb Ewan felt bad and stopped sprinting a few meters from his partner. Groves and Philipsen passed him and the Australian crossed the finish line first, thus taking the leader’s jersey.

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Kaden Groves (1st): “It’s amazing. I’m very happy to win again this season and I can’t thank my team enough, they did a great job. The wind wasn’t that bad as it was coming from behind with 10km to go , so it was super fast. But we waited and waited until we exited the big open road with about 4 km to go. Today we laid out the plan, everyone knew what their role was and where it should lead us, in the end it was quite easy. We weren’t too sure of the direction of the wind, today it changed quite a bit, but we thought why not try to take another team with us, finally the wind was not in the right direction. In the end it was quite strong, everyone tried, but nothing helped.

Sam Bennett (3rd): “It was a very quick finish due to the tailwind. The fight for positions was quite tough and there were also a few crashes, but the guys still did a great job of keeping me out of trouble all day. , and they were also amazing at the end. After the last corner I was behind Danny Van Poppel and the position was very good. When Ewan started his sprint he was not fresh enough and didn’t really accelerated, which surprised me, so I stayed a bit behind as Philipsen and Groves passed on the right side. I tried to accelerate but it was too late. But I’m happy with the progress of the last few weeks, and I’m not far from being really competitive again. I’m still a bit lacking in peak power, but I’m getting better and better.”

Cees Bol (4th): “Today there was a lot of headwind at the start, but afterwards we had some hectic moments with the danger of a crosswind. We finally took the initiative, which was very motivating. we got a bit lost, so that’s a big point for improvement, but we fought hard and Alberto Dainese put me in a good position in the last corner, and from there I was able to do the sprint Overall, I think we showed a good fighting spirit today and I had a good feeling in my legs, so we’ll keep that with us for the next two days.”

Groves beats Philipsen in the Turkish test © BikeExchange

1st Ewan (Chief Ewan)

Points TOP Cycle 21: Miguel Ángel Fernández, 2 (first Spanish stage 2.Pro) / a (first under 26)

2ND STAGE CLASSIFICATION

GENERAL AFTER THE 2ND STAGE

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OFFICIAL BIBS

BORA-HANSGROHE
1 ARCHBOLD, Shane
2 BENNETT, Sam
3 MULLEN, Ryan
4 LÜHRS, Luis-Joe
5 VAN POPPEL, Danny
6WALLS, Matthew

ISRAEL-FIRST TECH
11 ZABEL, Rick
12 BRÄNDLE, Matthias
13 DOWSETT, Alex
14 BDS, Guy
15 EINHORN, Itamar
16 STRONG, Corbin
17 BÉVIN, Patrick

ASTANA QAZAQSTAN
21 BRUSSENSKI, Gleb
23 GIDICH, Evgueni
25 NURLYKHASSYM, Nuremberg
26 KALVERSS, Matiss
27 VINOKOUROV, Nicholas

SOUDAL LOTTO
GENDT 31, Thomas
32 EWAN, Caleb
34 SCHWARZMANN, Michel
35 SELIG, Rüdiger
36 VANHOUCKE, Harm
37 BUY, Jasper

TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE-JAYCO
41 groves, Kaden
42 STEWART, Campbell
43 KONYCHEV, Alexander
44 HEPBURN, Michael
45 COLLEONI, Kevin
46 BEWLEY, Sam
47 O’BRIEN, Kelland

THE DSM-TEAM
51 BOL, Cees
52 VANDENABEELE, Henri
53 DAINESE, Alberto
54 HVIDEBERG, Jonas
55 MARKL, Niklas
56 WELSFORD, Sam
57 BITTNER, Pavel

ALPECIN-FENIX
61 BALLERSTEDT, Mauritius
62 MARECZKO, Jakub
63 PLANCKAERT, Edward
64 TAMINAUX, Lionel
65 PHILIPSEN, Jasper
66 VINE, Jay
67 BASTIAENS, Ayco

TEAM ARKEA-SAMSIC
71 BOUHANNI, Birth
72 QUINTANA, Nairobi
73 QUINTANA, Dayer
74 GRONDIN, Donavan
75 LEDANOIS, Kevin
76 MCLAY, Daniel
77 EDET, Nicholas

UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM
81 SAUGSTAD, Lars
82 JOHANNESSEN, Anders
83 WÆRSTED, Syver
84 SKAARSETH, Iver
86 KULSET, Kristian
87 LARSEN, Niklas

DRONE HOPPER – ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI
91 CHIRICO, Luca
93 GROSU, Eduard-Michael
94 RED, Brandon
95 SEPULVEDA, Eduardo
96 TAGLIANI, Filippo
97 ZURITA, Ricardo

BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE
101 MODOLO, Sasha
102 ZANONCELLO, Enrico
103 COLNAGHI, Luca
104 ZOCCARATO, Samuele
105 BONILLO, Iker
106 TAROZZI, Manuele
107 SANTAROMITA, Alessandro

CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA
111 RINGS, Aritz
112 PRADES, Edouard
113 ETXEBERRIA, Joshua
114 LEITAO, Iuri
115 GONZALEZ, David
116 BARRENETXEA, Jon
117 GARCIA, Jhojan

EOLO-KOMETA
121 GAVAZZI, Francesco
122 LONARDI, Giovanni
123 RIVI, Samuele
124 BEVILACQUA, Simone
125 MAESTRI, Mirco
126 FACELLU, Alessandro
127 SEVILLE, Diego Pablo

EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI
131 ANGLE, Antoine
132 ARISTI, Mikel
133 GOIKOETXEA, Peio
134 IRIZAR, Julen
135 JUARISTI, Txomin
136 LOBATO, John
137 CHANNEL, Charles

KERN PHARMA TEAM
141 MARQUEZ, Martin
142 MORENO, Ivan
143 GARCIA PIERNA, Carlos
144 JAIME, Alex
145 VAN DER TUUK, Danny
146 REPA, Vojtech
147 NOVIKOV, Savva

HEALTH HUMAN POWERED
151 KRÜL, Wessel
152 DE KLEIJN, Arvid
153 OF YOU, Adam
154 JOYCE, Colin
155 MANNION, Gavin
156 MURPHY, Kyle
157 ZUKOWSKY, Nickolas

BURGOS-BH
161 APARICIO, Mario
162 RÄIM, Mihkel
163 MORENO, Adria
164 SOURCES, Angel
165 PEÑALVER, Manual
166 MULLER, Gabriel
167 LOPEZ-COZAR, Juan Antonio

NOVO NORDISK TEAM
171 MARK, Sam
172 RIDOLFO, Filippo
173 KUSZTOR, Peter
174 LOZANO, David
175 PERON, Andrea
176 CoP, Umberto
177 BEADLE, Hamich

BIKE HELP
181 DOGAN, Halil
182 EWART, Jesse
183 HOLLER, Nicodemus
184 YEMANE, Dawit
185 BOUVIER, Leo
186 LIN, Julian
187 VAN ENGELEN, Adne

PRO CYCLING WILDLIFE GENERATION
191 CLARKE, Jonathan
192 TVETCOV, Sergei
193 ORKEN, Ahmet
194 GRANIGAN, Noé
195 MCGEOUGH, Cormac
196 MCGILL, Scott
197 RHIM, Brendan

SAKARYA BB PRO TEAM
201 BALKAN, Onur
202 GOALS, Vitaly
203 KONONENKO, Mykhaylo
204 ASADOV, Elchin
205 OZGUR, Batuhan
206 RAILEANU, Cristian
207 SAYAR, Mustafa

TOTO SPORT CYCLING TEAM
211 SAMLI, Feritcan
212 BOUGLAS, Georgios
213 ABAY, Bourak
214 NOHALES NIETO, Edgar
215 BULUT, Samet
216 PREVAR, Oleksandr
217 TIRYAKI, Ogoujan

SARIS ROUVY SAUERLAND TEAM
221 KNOLLE, Jon
222 MÜNSTERMANN, By
223 ADAMIETZ, Johannes
224 STOCKMAN, Abram
225 STOCKMAN, Michael
226 BRIESE, Max
227 BORRESCH, Julien

CHINA GLORY CONTINENTAL CYCLING TEAM
231 CHANGQUAN, Xu
232 BENNETT, Sean
233 NAZAERBIEKE, Bieken
234 VAN EMPEL, Stephen
235 HONIG, Reinier
236 DE ROSSI, Lucas
237 XIANJING, Lyu

GLOBAL 6 CYCLING
241 MITRI, James
242 SESSLER, Nicholas
243 Sunderland, Dylan
244 FERNANDEZ, Miguel
245 YOUNG, Xeno
246 SCHUNK, Conor
247 BENTON, Thomas

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