Tour of Turkey
Stage 3: Finike - Elmali - Stage Details

Adam Yates scored his biggest result to date as a first year professional with ORICA-GreenEDGE when he finished an impressive second on the queen stage at the Tour of Turkey, just 6” down on stage winner and new race leader Rein Tarramae (Cofidis). A. Yates now sits in second overall at 6” with Romain Hardy (Cofidis) in third at 38”.

Unfortunately, Simon Yates hit the pavement well before the final ascent of the day and was taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone. Post-race it was confirmed. S. Yates will be out of action for the time being with a broken left clavicle.

“We believed that Simon and Adam were equally capable on the summit finish today. With Simon out of the race, Adam became the sole focus. It became less about what we were capable of doing and more about what we weren’t able to do with the two of them at the finish.

“Adam is a young guy. He obviously had a good day today. We will wait to see how he feels tomorrow and how consistently he can ride big stages. From here we will go day by day. It’ll be great for us if he can hang on to his position and even better if he can go on to win.” - Assistant Sport Director Julian Dean


Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Rein Taaramae (Est) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 5:40:31
2 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
3 Romain Hardy (Fra) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:38
4 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) - MTN - Qhubeka ST
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) - CCC Polsat Polkowice ST
6 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ST
7 Adam Hansen (Aus) - Lotto Belisol 0:00:43
8 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:44
9 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) - Torku Sekerspor ST
10 Enrico Barbin (Ita) - Bardiani CSF ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
51 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:58
64 Damien Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:23
82 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:24:02
93 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:25:47
119 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:45