The presentation of the 47th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey was made with the press conference held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel where more than 200 media members attended.
After the start which will be given at Sultanahmet on April 24, 2011, the riders will pass through the Bosporus Bridge, cover the Bostanci coastal road and reach to the Bağdad Avenue and after making 8 tours around at the same track they will reach the finish again at the Coastal Road.
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While the 46th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey ended with the superiority of Italian athlete Giovanni VISCONTI from ISD-NERI team, riders who covered up to 1257 kilometres in 8 days once more admired the beauties of Turkey.
General Individual Classification
1- Giovanni VISCONTI ISD-NERI 32.42.28
2- Tejay VAN GARDEREN Columbia 32.42.67
3- David MONCOUTIE Cofidis 32.43.01
Secretary General of Presidency Mustafa İSEN presented the award of Andre GREIPEL, Director General of Youth and Sport Yunus AKGÜL presented the award of Angelo FURLAN who ranked second, Governor of Antalya Alaaddin YÜKSEL presented the award of Kenny Roberts VAN HUMMEL who ranked third. Mustafa İSEN also presented the award to General Individual Classification leader VISCONTI. President of Turkish Cycling Federation Emin MÜFTÜOĞLU presented the award to owner of the green jersey GREIPEL, District Governor of Alanya Hulusi DOĞAN presented the award to owner of the red jersey Remi PAURIOL from Cofidis, and Mayor of Alanya Hasan SİPAHİOĞLU presented the award to owner of the white jersey Christophe KERN from Cofidis.
Sayar and Harmancı finished
From Turkish National Team number of which decreased to two athletes in the middle of the Tour, Mustafa SAYAR ranked 62nd with 33.26.25 and Fatih HARMANCI ranked 83rd with 34.05.37. These two athletes who reached to finish without any support by displaying an excellent performance gained rightful appreciation.
General Team Classification
1- ISD – NERİ 98.16.45
2- COFIDIS 98.17.43
3- COLUMBİA 98.18.40
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