Tour of Turkey: Bilbao wins stage 6 in Selçuk

Kristijan Durasek (Lampre-Merida) snatched the overall race lead at the Presidential Tour of Turkey from Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi) on the steep climb to the finish in Selçuk after distancing the Italian in the final two kilometres of the stage.

Durasek finished sixth on the stage, while Rebellin cracked in the final kilometre and finished out of the top 10. Durasek now leads overall by 21 seconds. Eduardo Sepulveda (Bretagne Seche) is third overall at 32 seconds.

Spanish climber Peio Bilbao (Caja Rural) won the stage after going clear in the final three kilometres. He caught and then dropped Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) before the line and won by three seconds. His teammate, Heiner Parra, was third at 11 seconds.

With only two stages remaining, Durasek is now the favourite for overall victory.

“This morning I knew that this was my last chance to attack the leader’s jersey. I had nothing to lose and so gave it everything,” Durasek told Tuttobiciweb.

“To be honest I wasn’t surprised that Rebellin cracked. He surprised me that he went so well for so long on what is a really tough climb. There were a lot of attacks and so when I knew he was no longer on my wheel, I focused on going as hard as I could. I focused on the classification and not the stage.

“Now it’ll be important to defend the jersey during the final two stages. I’m optimistic because I know I’ve got a strong team to help me. I’m confident I can be first in Istanbul.”

The 184km was all about the steep climb to the finish, and a stiff headwind also helped limit the lead of an early break and ensure the peloton hit the climb all together. The final kilometres turned into a sprint and fight for position before the turn onto the climb. Lampre-Merida worked to protect Durasek with even Thursday’s stage winner Sacha Modolo also giving his all. CCC Sprandi also worked hard for Rebellin, and other teams tried to stay on the front before the climb kicked in.

Miguel Ángel López won the 2014 Tour de L’Avenir and used his climbing ability to attack first on the climb. He was joined by Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff-Saxo) as he tried to distance Rebellin. However it was far too early and the peloton chased the two. McCarthy eventually cracked and dropped back but Lopez had the legs to fight the steep gradient.

He had a great chance to win but Caja Rural rode as a team and helped Bilbao get across the gap. As the climb eased, Bilbao used his fresher legs to attack and distance Lopez, while behind Durasek carved out his lead on Rebellin.

“My teammates were great in the way they helped set up victory,” Bilbao told Tuttobiciweb. “I punctured and lost time in the overall classification on stage three but we made up for with this stage win. Hopefully we can win again tomorrow with Carlos Barbero in the sprint. We’ll be working for him. My big goal for the season is the Vuelta a Espana.”  

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:38:46
2Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team0:00:03
3Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:11
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:14
5Alex Cano Ardila (Col) ColombiaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:00:18
7Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 6 - Cell 2
8Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:34
9Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 8 - Cell 2
10Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 10 - Cell 2
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Torku SekersporRow 11 - Cell 2
13Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - QhubekaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:00:46
15Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:48
16Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:54
17Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 16 - Cell 2
18Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:59
19Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:01
20Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida0:01:06
21Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:09
22Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:12
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 22 - Cell 2
24Timothy Roe (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) ColombiaRow 24 - Cell 2
26José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:22
27Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:24
28Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:01:28
29Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:38
30Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - QhubekaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:42
32Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 32 - Cell 2
34Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:46
35Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:52
36Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:55
37Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia0:02:00
38Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:06
39Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:02:07
40Carlos Mario Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia0:02:23
41Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:02:25
42Gang Xu (Chn) Lampre-Merida0:02:31
43Frantisek Padour (Cze) Androni Giocattoli0:02:41
44Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:48
45Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:54
46Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 45 - Cell 2
47Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast Pro Cycling0:03:44
48Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 48 - Cell 2
50Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:11
51Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast Pro CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 51 - Cell 2
53Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku SekersporRow 52 - Cell 2
54Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 53 - Cell 2
55Mario Jorge Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-MeridaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 55 - Cell 2
57Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 56 - Cell 2
58James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 58 - Cell 2
60Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 59 - Cell 2
61Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 60 - Cell 2
62Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 61 - Cell 2
63Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Daniel Martínez (Col) ColombiaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - QhubekaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 65 - Cell 2
67Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 66 - Cell 2
68Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Torku SekersporRow 67 - Cell 2
69Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Southeast Pro CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 69 - Cell 2
71Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 70 - Cell 2
72Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 71 - Cell 2
73Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 72 - Cell 2
74Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku SekersporRow 73 - Cell 2
75Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 74 - Cell 2
76Scott Ambrose (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk0:05:35
77Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:57
78Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:59
79Muhammet Atalay (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:06:09
80Rafael Andriato (Bra) Southeast Pro Cycling0:06:25
81Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:06:52
82Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:03
83Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alberto Nardin (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 83 - Cell 2
85Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:09
86Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:07:16
87Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor0:07:59
88Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 88 - Cell 2
90Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 89 - Cell 2
91Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast Pro CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 91 - Cell 2
93Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 92 - Cell 2
94Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo NordiskRow 95 - Cell 2
97John Bohn Ebsen (Den) Androni GiocattoliRow 96 - Cell 2
98Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 98 - Cell 2
100Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 100 - Cell 2
102Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 102 - Cell 2
104Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 103 - Cell 2
105Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Frédéric Brun (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 105 - Cell 2
107Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 106 - Cell 2
108Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 107 - Cell 2
109Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Lampre-MeridaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 109 - Cell 2
111Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 110 - Cell 2
112Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:08:22
113Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:09:04
114Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdgeRow 113 - Cell 2
115Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:22
117Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:35
118Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 117 - Cell 2
119Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 118 - Cell 2
120Ramon Carretero (Pan) Southeast Pro CyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 120 - Cell 2
122Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 121 - Cell 2
123Antonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 122 - Cell 2
124Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 123 - Cell 2
125Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:10:48
127Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:11:01
128Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 127 - Cell 2
129Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:11:54
130Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - QhubekaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 131 - Cell 2
133Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 133 - Cell 2
135Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 134 - Cell 2
136Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 135 - Cell 2
137Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 136 - Cell 2
138Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:54
139Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 138 - Cell 2
140Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:13:31
141Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:14:25
142Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) ColombiaRow 141 - Cell 2
143Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 142 - Cell 2
144Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 143 - Cell 2
145Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 144 - Cell 2
146Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 145 - Cell 2
147Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 146 - Cell 2
148Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 147 - Cell 2
149Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:15:25
150Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:19:00
151Andrea Dal Col (Ita) Southeast Pro CyclingRow 150 - Cell 2
152Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 151 - Cell 2
153Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:07
154Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 153 - Cell 2
155Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:20:42
156Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 155 - Cell 2
76Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 156 - Cell 2
115Sebastián Molano (Col) ColombiaRow 157 - Cell 2
62Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 158 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5pts
2Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5pts
2Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA15pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team14Row 1 - Cell 3
3Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Torku Sekerspor4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3pts
2Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gang Xu (Chn) Lampre-Merida1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Turkish Beauties
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5pts
2Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13:57:03
3Astana Pro Team0:03:00
4MTN - Qhubeka0:03:05
5Lotto Soudal0:03:09
7Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:04:15
8UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:04:56
9CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:05:42
11Torku Sekerspor0:08:11
12Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:08:44
14Bardiani CSF0:09:35
15Drapac Professional Cycling0:11:20
16Southeast Pro Cycling0:11:21
17Orica GreenEdge0:11:29
18Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:48
19Team Novo Nordisk0:13:37
20Androni Giocattoli0:16:58
21Nippo - Vini Fantini0:19:13
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General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida24:21:34
2Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:21
3Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:32
4Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:14
5Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia0:01:30
6Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:32
7Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:05
8Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:08
9Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:02:18
10Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Torku Sekerspor0:02:20
11Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:22
12Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:32
13Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:40
14Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling