Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Opening stage of the Tour of Turkey in Konya
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Opening stage of the Tour of Turkey in Konya

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Konya, Tuesday, October 9th – Opening stage started in central Turkey in city Konya which has always been at the forefront with its cultural, geographical and socio-economic characteristic and it is also known as the centre of cycling in Turkey with the advantage of its flat topography and broad lands.

15 km after today’s start of the race a breakaway of 5 riders was formed and they built up a lead of more than 2 minutes but they were caught inside the final 15 kilometres. TBM riders were in peloton all the race. We have seen a bunch sprint in the fast and dangerous finish in the hearth of Konya.

In the penultimate WorldTour stage race of the season, a number of the best sprinters were on show. But Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-StepFloors) after his team-mates Gaviria crashed in the closing kilometres plucked a surprise victory and he will lead a Stage 2 tomorrow in Alanya.

TBM riders finished with the bunch of the group.

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