Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 3: Meersman Top Finisher
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Gianni Meersman was the top finisher at 184.7km Stage 3 of Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Tuesday.
Meersman finished 61st in a stage that included a summit finish in Elmira. The race came down to a drastically reduced peloton, but it was Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) who won after he attacked with Adam Yates (ORICA-GreenEDGE) in the final kilometers. The two managed to get a 30" gap in the final section that was about 16 percent in gradient. Taaramae launched first and was able to hold the gap to get the stage. Romain Hardy (Cofidis) was 3rd.
OPQS looks next to a 142.2km Stage 4 on Wednesday. The stage includes several climbs, but descends into a flatter finish.