ERITREA : MERHAWI KUDUS FINISHES TOP 3 TOUR OF TURKEY AT THE FINAL GC PODIUM
Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus Team Astana Pro finished Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey at the final podium, concluding Top3 of the strongest riders of 55th edition of the race. It is a first GC podium for Eritrean champion in a UCI WorldTour race.
The Top 3 of the general classification of the race didn’t change since the decisive mountain stage yesterday with overall winner Felix Großschartner and Valerio Conti at the second place.
– I enjoyed this race, we had a really good week with my teammates, who were doing a great job for me every stage, and I’m really appreciating it. Thank to my team for the trust and giving me this opportunity. It was not easy race with only one chance for the climbers yesterday, where I tried my best. Finally, we got 3rd place in GC, I’m happy with this result and I’m looking forward for another races, – commented Merhawi Kudus after the finish.
The final sixth stage of the race finished in historical center of Istanbul with massive sprint, won by Australian rider Caleb Ewan.