Greipel centimetres away from first win for Israel Start-Up Nation at Tour of Turkey

MARMARIS TURKEY APRIL 16 Sprint Arrival Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Andr Greipel of Germany of Poland and Team Bingoal WB during the 56th Presidential Cycling Tour Of Turkey 2021 Stage 6 a 1291km stag from Fethiye to Marmaris TUR2021 tourofturkeyTUR on April 16 2021 in Marmaris Turkey Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Greipel (right) narrowly missed out on victory in Marmaris to Philipsen (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

André Greipel came as close as it's possible to get to a stage victory on stage 6 of the Tour of Turkey in Marmaris on Friday afternoon, missing out by a centimetre margin to Alpecin-Fenix's Jasper Philipsen.

The German veteran took advantage of a stellar lead-out from his Israel Start-Up Nation team in the final kilometre of the stage, the fifth sprint of the race so far. After launching at 150 metres to go with five other sprinters poised to jump from behind, Greipel fell just short of taking his team's fourth win of 2021.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.