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Tour of Turkey Stages 1-4 – Rebellin Leads, Canada’s Meier 15th

by pedalmag.com
Kristijan Durasek (CCC-Sprandi), Rebellin Davide (Team Lampre - Merida)  ©  Cor Vos

April 29, 2015 (Turkey)  – The 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2015 is underway and Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice is currently leading the GC after four stages. He took the lead with a Stage 3 hilltop win in Elmali by a 7s margin over second place, Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida. Canada’s Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge is the lone Canuck in the peloton and is ranked 15th overall.

Peloton  ©  Cor Vos

Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal won today’s 132km stage 4 from Fethiye to Marmaris in a pack sprint. Meier was 37th.

Results (brief)

Stage 1 – Alanya to Alanya – 145km
1.    Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx – Quick-Step    3:17:58
2.    Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
3.    Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
4.    Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
5.    Theo Bos (Ned) MTN – Qhubeka
6.    Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
7.    Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
8.    André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
9.    Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
10.    Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling

34.    Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge

Stage 2 – Alanya to Alanya 182km
1.    Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx – Quick-Step    4:21:32
2.    Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
3.    Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
4.    Sebastián Molano (Col) Colombia
5.    Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini
6.    Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor
7.    Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
8.    Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
9.    Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo – Vini Fantini
10.    Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF

43.    Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge

Stage 3 – Kemer to Elmali – 163km
1.    Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice    4:34:11
2.    Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida    0:07
3.    Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement    0:50
4.    Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo    1:20
5.    Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN – Qhubeka    1:23
6.    Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    1:29
7.    Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    1:32
8.    Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    1:42
9.    Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia    1:46
10.    Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal    1:57

15.    Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge    2:49

Stage 4 – Fethiye to Marmaris 132 km
1.    Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
2.    Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini
3.    Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare
4.    Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge
5.    Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast
6.    Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
7.    Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Caja Rural-RGA Seguros
8.    Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka
9.    Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo
10.    Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor

37. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge

GC after Stage 4
1. Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 15:35:49
2. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:07
3. Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:50

15. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 2:49

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