Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took the sixth and final stage of the Tour of Turkey on Sunday as Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe) finished first overall.
Ewan picked up his second stage success of the race, holding off Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) at the end of the 172.4km ride from Sakarya to Istanbul.
Grosschartner, the winner of Saturday’s queen stage, finished eighth taking the overall victory by 19sec from Italian Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) with Astana’s Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus third at 25sec.
A five-strong group slipped the peloton early only to be reeled in five kilometres from the line.
Bennett then took control through the winding streets into Istanbul but the Bora-hansgrohe rider could not hold off Ewan, who took the ultimate stage by four seconds from Jakobsen with Bennett three seconds further away.
— World Cycling Stats (@wcsbike) April 21, 2019
Tour of Turkey 2019 – stage 6 results (Sakarya – Istanbul):
|1||Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)|
|2||Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|3||Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|4||Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)|
|5||Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)|
|6||Enrique Sanz (Euskadi-Murias)|
|7||Christophe Noppe (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)|
|8||Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|9||Imerio Cima (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)|
|10||Eduard Grosu (Delko Marseille Provence)|
Tour of Turkey 2019 – final general classification:
|1||Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|2||Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)|
|3||Merhawi Kudus (Astana)|
|4||Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|5||Edgar Pinto (W52-FC Porto)|
|6||Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)|
|7||Jhonatan Restrepo (Manzana Postobon)|
|8||Gonzalo Serrano (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)|
|9||Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence)|
|10||Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC Cycling)|