British cyclist Adam Yates triumphs at Tour of Turkey
Ankara, May 5 (IANS): British rider Adam Yates won the 50th edition of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.
Yates held on to his overall classification lead and finished the eight-day tour Sunday in 30 hours, 26 minutes and 22 seconds, edging Estonia’s Rein Taaramae of team Cofidis by just five seconds, reports Xinhua.
France’s Romain Hardy, also a Cofidis rider, finished third, 39 seconds behind Yates.
At 21 in his first season as a professional, Yates became the first British winner of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in its 50th edition.
The eight-stage tour, started April 11, passing the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts for the first seven stages and finishing in Istanbul.