Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in the first stage of the 2022 Tour of Turkey to claim the turquoise jersey of the leader.
You can rewatch STAGE 1 HERE
The Australian rider finished the 207-kilometer stage ahead of second placed Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Danny van Poppel (Bora-hansgrohe).
“It’s actually fantastic to win this stage,” Ewan reacted. “I didn’t know what to expect because I came back from being sick. At the start of the stage I didn’t feel so good. I kept going and I started to feel better and better. On the climb, I felt reasonably comfortable. My team at the end did a great job. I thought they went too early. But they did it perfectly. Jasper [de Buyst] dropped me exactly where I had to be.”
The second stage of 158 kilometers will take the cyclists trying to the western province of Izmir.
The most queen stage should be on Wednesday between Izmir and Mount Spil in the neighboring province of Manisa.
— País do Ciclismo (@DoCiclismo) April 10, 2022