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British cyclist Adam Yates triumphs at Tour of Turkey

Adam Yates

Adam Yates

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.

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