2014 Tour of Turkey

Gerdemann names Vuelta as top season goal

Riding well in support of his team-mate Merhawi Kudus in the Presidential Tour of Turkey, German rider Linus Gerdemann is continuing to rebuild his form after a year out of competitive racing. The former Tour de France stage winner and race leader joined the team prior to the start of this season and while he […]

Viviani repeats Tour of Turkey stage win

By Shane Stokes Just as Mark Cavendish did earlier this week, Elia Viviani used the confidence boost derived from his first stage win to clock up another in the Presidential Tour of Turkey. The Italian, who beat Cavendish to take Friday’s sixth stage, repeated again on Saturday when he was first into Izmir. His British […]


Rein Taaramae fights on after losing Tour of Turkey race lead

By Shane Stokes Deposed yesterday by one slender second, Rein Taaramae has pledged to try to take back the leader’s jersey in the Presidential Tour of Turkey, but said that whatever happens, his race has already been a success. The Estonian rider had a superb early career, with his wins including victory on stage fourteen […]

Yates powers to stage six victory in Turkey

By Shane Stokes Although he sounded a little uncertain on Tuesday about his chances of making up his six second deficit after placing second to Rein Taaramae on the first mountain stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey, Adam Yates managed to do just that on Friday’s sixth stage, taking over the race leader’s jersey […]

Tour of Turkey: Elia Viviani stage 5 press conference after his win

By Shane Stokes in Turkey Taking what he said was a very significant career success on stage five of the Tour of Turkey on Thursday, Elia Viviani broke the hypnotic spell Mark Cavendish appeared to have cast over the other sprinters in the race and defeated the Briton. Cavendish had won stages one, two and […]


Third stage win for Mark Cavendish – Briton talks form, rivals and climbing

By Shane Stokes in Turkey Speaking to the press after clocking up his third stage win in four days, Mark Cavendish has praised his team for doing what he said was a superb job while also dismissing a question about his climbing ability. Cavendish said that he felt a question asked by a journalist about […]