Sport Tour of Turkey: German cyclist wins fourth stage

Tour of Turkey: German cyclist wins fourth stage

 Winner German cyclist Andre Greipel (C) of Lotto Soudal, second Italian cyclist Daniele Colli (R) of Nippo-Vini Fantini team and Italian cyclist Danielle Ratto (L) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cyling pose for photo after the fourth stage (Fethiye-Marmaris) of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in Mugla on April 29, 2015. One hundred and sixty-five participants from over 21 countries will compete in the tour. Competition will be held on April 26 - May 3, 2015 in 8 stages starting from Alanya, proceeding along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts and will be finished in Istanbul.
Winner German cyclist Andre Greipel (C) of Lotto Soudal, second Italian cyclist Daniele Colli (R) of Nippo-Vini Fantini team and Italian cyclist Danielle Ratto (L) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cyling pose for photo after the fourth stage (Fethiye-Marmaris) of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in Mugla on April 29, 2015. One hundred and sixty-five participants from over 21 countries will compete in the tour. Competition will be held on April 26 – May 3, 2015 in 8 stages starting from Alanya, proceeding along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts and will be finished in Istanbul.

(AA) – German cyclist Andre Greipel has won Wednesday the fourth stage of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in the province of Mugla. 

The competitor, cycling for the Lotto Soudal team, won the 132 kilometers-long race from Fethiye to Marmaris, in Mugla Province in 3 hours, 22 minutes and 8 seconds, beating more than 160 other cyclists from 21 teams.

The Italian Daniele Colli, racing for Nippo-Vini Fantini, came in second and another Italian Danielle Ratto from UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling came in third.

The fifth stage of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will take place Thursday. The 160-kilometer race will link Mugla to Pamukkale, in Turkey’s southwestern province of Denizli.

Twenty-one teams, 168 cyclists, currently compete in eight stages of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, which began last Sunday in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort town of Alanya and will last until May 3.

The tour hosts some of the world’s elite competitors like British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who won the first two stages of the tour this year. 

 

– Stages of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour:

1st Stage Alanya-Alanya 145 km    April 26
2nd Stage Alanya-Antalya 182 km    April 27 
3rd Stage Kemer-Elmali 165 km    April 28
4th Stage Fethiye-Marmaris 132 km    April 29
5th Stage Mugla-Pamukkale 160 km    April 30 
6th Stage Denizli-Selcuk 184 km      May 1 
7th Stage Selcuk-Izmir 166 km      May 2 
8th Stage Istanbul-Istanbul 124 km May 3
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