Medals found in the Presidential Cycling Tour

The award ceremony was held in the 57th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Tour of Turkey).

Organized by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Istanbul-Istanbul stage to be held on the 8th day of the Tour of Turkey was canceled at the 25th kilometer at the request of the team coordinators and the athletes due to the worsening of the weather conditions and the increased risk of accident.

In the stage, which started in front of the Atatürk Cultural Center in Taksim, the athletes completed the course in a neutralized manner starting from Kuzguncuk and in a controlled manner without any struggle. The award ceremony of the tour was held in front of Atatürk Cultural Center.

Patrick Bevin of New Zealand from Israel-Premier Tech finished the tour as the overall leader and won the turquoise jersey. Australian Jay Vine from Alpecin-Fenix ​​team finished second and Argentina’s Eduardo Sepulveda from Italy’s Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli team finished third.

The green swimsuit worn by the sprint leader of Belgium’s Alpecin-Fenix ​​team, Jasper Philipsen from Belgium, the red jersey worn by the best climber by Noah Granigan from the Wildlife Generation Pro team of the USA, and Batuhan Özgür from the Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality won the Turkish beauties swimsuit (White).

In the teams classification, Spain’s Equipo Kern Pharma won the championship.

Vice President Fuat Oktay presented the medals to the athletes who ranked in the general classification. Equipo Kern Pharma, who came first in the team classification, received the cup from the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu. Minister Kasapoğlu wore his uniform at Jasper Philipsen.

The white jersey of Batuhan Özgür was given to Ali Yerlikaya, the Governor of Istanbul, and Mahmut Kazan, General Manager of Presidential Support and Financial Services, to Noah Granigan.

President of Turkish Cycling Federation Emin Müftüoğlu presented a plaque to Oktay and Kasapoğlu symbolizing the tour in memory of the day.

Bevin: It was a pleasure to come from New Zealand and walk around such a beautiful city.

Patrick Bevin from Israel-Premier Tech team, who took the lead of the general classification in yesterday’s Gallipoli-Tekirdağ stage, was declared champion.

Making a statement at the press conference held after the trophy ceremony, the 31-year-old athlete said, “The conditions made the stage very difficult despite a very small amount of rain today. It became very risky to complete the stage. As the athletes and our teams, we agreed with the race commissioners and decided to cancel the stage. We are disappointed and saddened by the cancellation of the . he said.

Emphasizing that the combination of dust and rain negatively affected the ground, Bevin said, “The race would not have been possible under these conditions. There was a slippery ground due to dust and rain on the ground.” used the phrases.

Stating that they had the chance to see Istanbul by cycling in a controlled manner, Patrick Bevin said, “It was very enjoyable to come from New Zealand and tour such a beautiful city, but I wish it was a real race. On the other hand, we had a nice tour in Istanbul.” made its assessment.

Bevin stated that he had a general classification victory for the first time with the 57th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and said, “It was a very enjoyable tour and I finished it well.” expressed an opinion.

Source: Dünya Gazetesi by

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