STUNNING SOLO RIDE BRINGS POLAND'S NIEMIEC (LAMPRE - MERIDA) ISTANBUL STAGE WIN
Poland's Przemysław Niemiec (Lampre - Merida) has won stage one, the Spor Toto İstanbul - İstanbul stage (129.2 km), of the 52nd Presidential Tour of Turkey, after joining the early breakaway and then riding solo for 39.5 km before taking the win atop the steep climb leading to the breathtaking Sultanahmet Square, between the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Stage results are:
1. Przemysław Niemiec (Lampre – Merida), 129.2 km in 3h10'18” (ave.
2. José Gonçalves (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) at 11”.
3. Marco Zanotti (Parkhotel Valkenburg) at 16".