Greipel wins windy stage in Tour of Turkey

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) secured his 11th stage win at the Tour of Turkey after a breakaway sprint to the line in Konya on Tuesday.

Having split the peloton to pieces, Lotto Soudal had six riders in the 8-rider group that sprinted for the win and it was an easy task for André Greipel to beat Alberto Cecchin (Roth) and his teammate Kris Boeckmans in the final dash to the line. Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural) finished in the second group but as Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) lost more than 20 minutes, he moved into the leader’s jersey.

Tour of Turkey 2016 – stage 3 results (Aksaray – Konya):

1 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)


2 Alberto Cecchin (Roth)


3 Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Soudal)


4 Nicola Toffali (Roth)


5 Greg Henderson (Lotto Soudal)


6 Stig Broeckx (Lotto Soudal)


7 Gert Dockx (Lotto Soudal)


8 Frederik Frison (Lotto Soudal)


9 Roberto Ferrari (Lampre – Merida)


10 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Nippo – Vini Fantini)



General classification after stage 3:

1 Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) 11:20:12
2 José Gonçalves (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


3 David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


4 Nikita Stalnov (Astana City)


5 Lluis Mas (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


6 Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal)


7 Greg Henderson (Lotto Soudal)


8 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)


9 Stig Broeckx (Lotto Soudal)


10 Gert Dockx (Lotto Soudal)