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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Stage 3) Çanakkale - Edremit

TR Turkey, Thursday 18 April 2019
122.6 km

Tour of Turkey: Jakobsen dashes to victory in Edremit

Tour of Turkey: Jakobsen dashes to victory in Edremit

Fabio Jakobsen made it twenty-four Deceuninck – Quick-Step wins this season at the end of the 122.6km-long stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey, where after being put in a perfect position by Max Richeze, he outsprinted overall leader (Sam Bennett) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), despite a small incident which occurred with 100 meters to go.

“I was a bit far back going into the final kilometer, but I remained calm and confident. Max started his lead-out 400 meters from home and I left it late, because of the headwind. I got a little bit close to the barrier, as the wind was coming from the left, and a flag got caught in my shifter, but fortunately without any consequences, and I could finish off my team’s amazing work”, said the first Dutch rider in seven years to claim a stage win at the Tour of Turkey.

The stage between Çanakkale and Edremit followed its usual pattern: Eros Capecchi took up pace setting duties once again at the start of the day and made sure the advantage of the six leaders didn’t escalate, keeping it at three minutes before beginning to chew into it and reduce it to mere seconds with 15 kilometers left. His hard work paid dividends inside the last ten kilometers of the stage, where the remnants of the breakaway were easily pegged back by a bunch inside which tension was mounting with every kilometer.

The power lead-out machine that Deceuninck – Quick-Step is, comprising Remco Evenepoel, Davide Martinelli, Michael Mørkøv and Alvaro Hodeg, stomped its authority on the final and rode a huge tempo, which put in difficulty many riders, before Richeze dropped off Fabio Jakobsen at the front, from where the 22-year-old sailed to his third victory of the season.

“Without my team it would have been impossible to win, that’s why this is their victory. Of course, I was the one who sprinted to the line, but only after benefiting from their exceptional job. The last meters were slightly uphill, which played a bit into my favour, as I like this kind of finishes. It gives me great pleasure to rack up another victory and be on the top step of the podium in a World Tour race ahead of guys like Bennett and Cavendish. We came here for at least a success, we got it and now we’ll see what else we can do on the remaining stages”, a delighted Fabio concluded after picking up his tenth win in the pro ranks.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:50:12
2 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Mark Cavendish
Team Dimension Data
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4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
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5 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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6 Matteo Malucelli
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 Matthew Gibson
Burgos-BH
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8 Luca Pacioni
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
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9 Jordan Parra Arias
Manzana Postobon
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10 Yevgeniy Gidich
Astana Pro Team
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16 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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41 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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44 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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58 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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59 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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111 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:38
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
11:04:08
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:20
3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
0:22
4 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:26
5 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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6 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
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7 Mauro Finetto
Delko Marseille Provence
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8 Edgar Pinto
W52 / FC Porto
0:29
9 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:30
10 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
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17 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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35 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
66 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:55
76 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:19
80 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:21
86 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:53
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
44 pt
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
29 pt
3 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
25 pt
4 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
23 pt
5 Luca Pacioni
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
18 pt
6 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
7 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
14 pt
8 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
13 pt
9 Eduard Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
13 pt
10 Mark Cavendish
Team Dimension Data
13 pt
26 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Thimo Willems
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8 pt
2 Lindsay De Vylder
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
5 pt
3 Lucas De Rossi
Delko Marseille Provence
5 pt
4 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
5 Umberto Marengo
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
3 pt
6 Ricardo Mestre
W52 / FC Porto
2 pt
7 Aaron Van Poucke
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
2 pt
8 Halil İbrahim Doğan
Turkey
2 pt
9 Mauricio Moreira Guarino
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2 pt
10 Emerson Oronte
Rally UHC Cycling
2 pt
1 BORA - hansgrohe 33:13:46
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:05
3 Manzana Postobon 0:16
4 Delko Marseille Provence 0:26
5 W52 / FC Porto 0:31
6 Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè 0:32
7 Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM ,,
8 Astana Pro Team ,,
9 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:41
10 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:49

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