Young Roson takes first pro win in Tour of Turkey’s queen stage

Jaime Roson (Caja Rural) confirmed his status as one of the future Spanish top climbers by claiming an impressive neo-pro victory in the Tour of Turkey queen stage.

Having made a solo move, he was joined by Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) inside the final kilometre but he had enough left in the tank to beat the veteran in a 2-rider sprint on the famous Elmali climb. Jose Goncalves (Caja Rural) finished sixth and took the leader’s jersey after his teammate Pello Bilbao had fallen ill and lost more than 10 minutes.

Goncalves faces another tricky test in tomorrow’s penultimate stage which is the traditional stage to Marmaris. After a relatively flat start, there’s a category 3 climb before more flat roads lead to the difficult finale. There are two uncategorized ascents inside the final 30km before the riders descend to the finish where a reduced bunch sprint has often taken place.

Tour of Turkey 2016 – stage 6 results (Kumluca – Elmali):

1 Jaime Roson (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


2 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)


3 Paweł Cieślik (Verva ActiveJet)


4 Ilia Koshevoy (Lampre-Merida)


5 Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


6 José Gonçalves (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


7 Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier)


8 Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


9 David Arroyo (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


10 Sylwester Szmyd (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)



General classification after stage 6:

1 José Gonçalves (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) 23:29:57
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)  +9’22”
8 Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)  +12’14”
9 Gert Dockx (Lotto Soudal)  +12’46”
10 Jaime Roson (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)  +12’58”