Natnael Berhane from Europcar team has won the “royal” stage of the Tour of Turkey to finish line on the uphill Elmali and was leading the race. From CCC team the highest was Adrian Kurek.
The third stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey started in Antalya, and ran up the hill Elmalii situated at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level As befits a “royal” stage at the 153 kilometer route are four mountain bonuses, including three cat.1. The last 10-kilometer climb to the finish had an average slope of up to 7% of the route, but there were some short sections where the slope was much greater.
I rode the race Tour of Turkey twice and I know how the peloton was played this stage – said before the start of his Jaroslaw Marycz. This is a really difficult stage, and to complete it you need to go at its own pace. It will certainly many departures and the peloton at the outset can be divided into smaller groups. Last driveway will make the final selection of riders who will enter the top. The winner of this stage is usually the leader and the leader’s jersey takes you to the very end of the race.