Tour of Turkey (Turkey) - Press Release: Spain’s José Manuel Diaz (Delko) defended his one-second advantage over Jay Vine (Alpecin-Fenix) to win the 56th Presidential Tour of Turkey.
“I’m very happy with this victory”, the Spaniard said. “Today it was a pretty difficult stage with a lot of attacks. A breakaway of ten riders went up the road. My team-mate Fernandez was part of it so it was perfect for us. In the last climb, one rider from Caja Rural [Garcia] who was fourth on GC attacked. It’s really important for me to win the Tour of Turkey. My career started five years ago with Israel Cycling Academy. I’ve made it step by step. This year I’ve made one step forward. At all riders are like Egan Bernal who wins the Tour de France at the age 21. But at the end, we arrive too. Turkey is a fantastic country. It’s beautiful. The race was very well organised. I’ll keep the souvenir of my first overall victory.”