Tour of Turkey (Turkey) - Press Release: Spain’s José Manuel Diaz of French team Delko overhauled Australian rookie Jay Vine of Alpecin-Fenix to claim the queen stage atop Gögübeli and move into the overall lead while Argentine’s Eduardo Sepulveda of Androni took the third spot, exactly the same as six years ago at the same place!
José Manuel Diaz: “I was confident for a good result and the team trusted me for that. At the end, things went well. It was a hard finale. Going into the finish, I wasn’t having my best moment. In the last kilometre, a rider [Anthon Charmig] went away but I recovered well and eventually I managed to catch him. Only 50 metres before the line, I realized it was possible to win. It was very close to the line. But with 300 metres to go, any of the five riders at the front was able to win. It’s been tight. This is a very important result. It’s the first win of the year for the team. When a team starts winning, more results can follow. We’ll celebrated this win first and tomorrow we’ll see what more we can do but for sure we’ll try and win the overall.”