Großschartner triumphs at Tour of Turkey as Ewan takes final stage

Felix Großschartner wins 2019 Tour of Turkey

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.

Tour of Turkey 2019 – stage 6 results (Sakarya – Istanbul):

1Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)


2Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


3Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


4Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


5Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


6Enrique Sanz (Euskadi-Murias)


7Christophe Noppe (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


8Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


9Imerio Cima (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


10Eduard Grosu (Delko Marseille Provence)



Tour of Turkey 2019 – final general classification:

1Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)


3Merhawi Kudus (Astana)


4Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Edgar Pinto (W52-FC Porto)


6Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)


7Jhonatan Restrepo (Manzana Postobon)


8Gonzalo Serrano (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


9Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence)


10Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC Cycling)



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