Overview

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Stage 4) Balikesir - Bursa

TR Turkey, Friday 19 April 2019
194.3 km

Top 5 for Jakobsen on Tour of Turkey stage 4

Top 5 for Jakobsen on Tour of Turkey stage 4

Friday awaited the Tour of Turkey riders with the longest stage of the week, 194.3 kilometers from Balikesir to Bursa, one of the country’s biggest cities, which made its return to the race after years of absence. Five riders made the break and opened a huge eight-minute advantage, but that didn’t spread panic in the peloton, which took it easy before ramping up the speed and gradually hauling back the quintet, whose adventure ended with 14 kilometers to go.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step expertly moved through the field and placed stage 3 winner Fabio Jakobsen in the upper echelon ahead of the urban climb in Bursa, which featured some hard ramps of 6% that took the sting out of many riders’ legs. Remco Evenepoel marshalled the front and even reeled in two late attackers, before hitting the deck in a corner after a rider crashed in front of him.

Fortunately, the 19-year-old quickly remounted and concluded the stage without any injuries, and was given the same time as the winner, with the incident having occurred inside the last three kilometers. In the sprint that took place on a flat section just over the top of the hill, Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) edged out Juan Jose Lobato (Nippo Vini Fantini), while Fabio Jakobsen claimed fifth place for his seventh top 10 finish of the season.

In the general classification, where Remco remains our best-placed rider, the gaps are still small, but this is expected to change on Saturday, when the peloton will finish atop Kartepe, the hardest ever ascent to be used in more than half a century at the Tour of Turkey.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
5:21:38
2 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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3 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
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7 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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8 Enrique Sanz Unzué
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
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9 Giovanni Lonardi
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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10 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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31 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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58 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:40
61 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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62 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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65 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
93 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:38
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
16:25:42
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:24
3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
0:26
4 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:30
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
0:33
9 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:34
10 Sebastian Schönberger
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
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17 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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29 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:38
61 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:11
69 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:57
73 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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79 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:37
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
57 pt
2 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
40 pt
3 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
4 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
28 pt
5 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
23 pt
6 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
18 pt
7 Luca Pacioni
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
18 pt
8 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
17 pt
9 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
17 pt
10 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
14 pt
29 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Thimo Willems
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
11 pt
2 Lindsay De Vylder
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
5 pt
3 Lucas De Rossi
Delko Marseille Provence
5 pt
4 Mauricio Moreira Guarino
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
4 pt
5 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
6 Umberto Marengo
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
3 pt
7 Ricardo Mestre
W52 / FC Porto
2 pt
8 Aaron Van Poucke
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
2 pt
9 Halil İbrahim Doğan
Turkey
2 pt
10 Emerson Oronte
Rally UHC Cycling
2 pt
1 BORA - hansgrohe 49:18:40
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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