Lutsenko wins fourth stage of Tour of Turkey
KAZAKH cyclist Alexey Lutsenko won the fourth stage of the 54th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Friday.
The fourth stage started in Marmaris and ended in Selçuk on a 205.5 km route. Ireland’s Sam Bennett, who rides for the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won the second and third stage.
Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze, who rides for the Quick-Step Floors team, won the first stage in the central province of Konya.
For the second time, the Tour of Turkey is being held in the World Tour category.
This year's edition sees 20 teams from across the world, including the Turkish national team, race in the 950-kilometer, 6-stage tour.
After its promotion to World Tour category, the Tour of Turkey is expected to reach a large audience through broadcasts in more than 120 countries. Organized by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey debuted in 1963 and became an international race two years later. The world’s only intercontinental cycling tour, cyclists will ride in the Eurasia tunnel that connects Europe to Asia under the Bosporus. Nine World Tour teams are among 20 teams with 140 cyclists racing in the Tour of Turkey.