Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) has once again reached for the stage win by winning the second stage of the Tour of Turkey. Grzegorz Stepniak finished in 24th stage.
2nd stage of the Tour of Turkey led from Alanya to Kemer and its length was 174 km . The route of this stage has also an exceptionally flat area which was known that for stage win will fight sprinters . Just as during the first stage , the peloton ” allowed ” for the departure of five groups of riders . The escape found themselves Martijn Verschoor (Novo Nordisk ) , Nicol Boem ( Bardi ) , Matti Pozzo ( Neri Sottoli ) , Ahmet Orken ( Torku Sekerspor ) and the competitor ‘orange’ – Paul Charucki .
According to the assumptions on today’s stage had to be proactive and take in departures – informs the participant of today’s escape, Paul Charucki . I was at the front of the group at the time when tying a departure . Ran over to the fleeing riders and so I found myself in the departure . From the beginning it was pretty good , the conditions were pretty good, all in accordance cooperated and worked out fairly quickly over a 5 minute advantage over the peloton . Then it started to blow quite strongly on the side and at times we had to go into the wind . It got harder. From seventy- kilometer started to tease me hip, which suffered in the race Rund um Koeln . I ran out of strength and let go departure . When I joined the group, it turned out that Tom Marczyński flat tire . So he gave him a ride on his wheel. Then again went to the group and somehow managed to get to the finish in the peloton – Paul Charucki ended .
Finally, at 16 kilometers to the finish, escaping the group was doścignięta by a speeding peloton which as of yesterday ” ruled ” team Omega Pharma – Quick Step . For finiszowych meters again was the best Mark Cavendish , who beat Francesco Chicchiego ( Neri Sottoli ) and Niccolo Bonifazio ( Lampre – Merida ) .
24th place went to Grzegorz Stepniak ( CCC Polsat Polkowice ).
Under the plan, the second stage of the race, our cyclist was among the escapees – said team sports director, Robert Krajewski. At the finish, just like the day before, his chances looked Grzegorz Stepniak, but unfortunately did not got nowhere. We look forward to Tuesday’s stage of the uphill into Davide Regellin and Tomasz Marczyński should fight – ended Robert Krajewski .
Leadership strengthened Mark Cavendish ( Omega Pharma – Quick Step).
The highest place rider in the general classification is Grzegorz Stepniak, who takes 21st place.