Modolo claims another win in Tour of Turkey

Having survived two late climbs, Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) profited from an excellent lead-out from teammate Roberto Ferrari to narrowly hold off Manuel Belletti (Southeast) in a reduced bunch sprint, with Marco Zanotti (Parkhotel) taking another third place in the 7th stage from Tour of Turkey. 

Jose Goncalves finished safely in the bunch and so retained his 18-second lead over teammate David Arroyo. He faces a solid test on the final stage which is also the longest of the race at 201.7km. After a lumpy start, there’s a big category 1 climb after 35km of racing but from there it is predominantly downhill or flat until the riders get to the nasty sting in the tail. There’s a category 3 climb in the finale and the top is located just 10.9km from the finish, with a downhill run leading the line in Selcuk.

Tour of Turkey 2016 – stage 7 results (Fethiye – Marmaris):

1 Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida)


2 Manuel Belletti (Southeast-Venezuela)


3 Marco Zanotti (Parkhotel Valkenburg)


4 Grzegorz Stepniak (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


5 Daniele Colli (Nippo – Vini Fantini)


6 Alberto Cecchin (Roth)


7 Ahmet Örken (Torku)


8 Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Soudal)


9 Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida)


10 Domingos Gonçalves (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)



General classification after stage 7:

1 José Gonçalves (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


2 David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


3 Nikita Stalnov (Astana City)


4 Lluis Mas (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


5 Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal)


6 Gregory Henderson (Lotto Soudal)


7 Stig Broeckx (Lotto Soudal)


8 Gert Dockx (Lotto Soudal)


9 Jaime Roson (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)  +12’58”
10 Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier)