Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey logo.svg
Race details
Date April–May (until 2016)
October (2017)
Region Turkey
English name Tour of Turkey
Local name(s) Cumhurbaşkanlığı Bisiklet Turu (in Turkish)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour (until 2016)
UCI World Tour (2017)
Type Stage race
Organiser Turkish Cycling Federation
Race director Abdurrahman Açıkalın [1]
History
First edition 1963 (1963)
Editions 55 (as of 2017)
Most wins Since 1963: (2 wins)
 Rifat Çalışkan (TUR)
 Erdinç Doğan (TUR)
 Ali Hüryılmaz (TUR)
 Mert Mutlu (TUR)
 Ghader Mizbani (IRI)
Most recent  Diego Ulissi (ITA)
Mascot Pardus.
Riders in Stage 8 of 49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey at Bağdat Avenue, Istanbul on April 28, 2013.
Riders in Stage 8 of 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey at Çetin Emeç Boulevard, Istanbul on May 4, 2014.

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Turkish: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Bisiklet Turu) is a professional road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Turkey. From 2006 it was rated as a 2.2 event,[2] before being upgraded to 2.1 in 2008,[3] and then to 2.HC for the 2010 edition.[4]

Winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Rider Team
1963 Turkey Rifat Çalışkan (TUR)
1964 Turkey Hasan Kılıç (TUR)
1965 Turkey Rifat Çalışkan (TUR)
1966 Bulgaria Ivan Bobekov (BUL)
1967 Bulgaria Dimitar Kotev (BUL)
1968 Soviet Union Alexandre Kulibin (SUN) USSR National Team
1969 Soviet Union Gainan Saidkhuzhin (SUN) USSR National Team
1970 Bulgaria Slavcho Nikolov (BUL)
1971 Romania Constantin Ciocan (ROM)
1972 Poland Andrzej Karbowiak (POL)
1973 Turkey Ali Hüryılmaz (TUR) Turkish National Team
1974 Turkey Seyit Kirmizi (TUR) Turkish National Team
1975 Turkey Ali Hüryılmaz (TUR) Turkish National Team
1976 Soviet Union Vladimir Osokin (SUN) USSR National Team
1977 Soviet Union Vladimir Shapovalov (SUN) USSR National Team
1978 Czechoslovakia Vlastibor Konečný (CZS)
1979 Czechoslovakia Jiří Škoda (CZS)
1980 Soviet Union Youri Kachirin (SUN) USSR National Team
1981 Bulgaria Grozyo Kalchev (BUL)
1982 Poland Zbigniew Szczepkowski (POL)
1983 Romania Mircea Romascanu (ROM)
1984 Bulgaria Nentcho Staykov (BUL)
1985 Poland Mieczyslaw Poreba (POL)
1986 Poland Jerzy Swinoga (POL)
1987 Soviet Union Alexander Krasnov (SUN) USSR National Team
1988 Bulgaria Igor Nechayev (BUL)
1989 Greece Kanellos Kanellopoulos (GRE)
1990 Soviet Union Vitali Tolkatchev (SUN)
1991 Slovakia Róbert Glajza (SVK)
1992 Germany Stefan Steinweg (GER)
1993 Bulgaria Ivan Stanchev (BUL)
1994 Poland Krystian Zaydet (POL)
1995 Kazakhstan Andrei Kivilev (KAZ) Festina–Lotus
1996 Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov (BUL)
1997 Egypt Kholefy El Sayed (EGY)
1998 Turkey Erdinç Doğan (TUR) Turkish National Team
1999 Turkey Erdinç Doğan (TUR) Turkish National Team
2000 Kazakhstan Sergey Lavrenenko (KAZ)
2001 Turkey Mert Mutlu (TUR) Brisaspor
2002 Iran Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Telekom Malaysia Cycling Team
2003 Turkey Mert Mutlu (TUR) Turkish National Team
2004 Iran Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
2005 Bulgaria Svetoslav Tchanliev (BUL) Cycling Club Bourgas
2006 Iran Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Brisaspor
2007 Bulgaria Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL) Storez Ledecq Materiaux
2008 Spain David García Dapena (ESP) Karpin–Galicia
2009 South Africa Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld
2010 Italy Giovanni Visconti (ITA) ISD–NERI
2011 Russia Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Team Type 1–Sanofi Aventis
2012 Kazakhstan Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana
2013 Eritrea Natnael Berhane (ERI) Team Europcar
2014 United Kingdom Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE
2015 Croatia Kristijan Đurasek (CRO) Lampre–Merida
2016 Portugal José Gonçalves (POR) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2017 Italy Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates


Wins per country since 1963

10 Bulgaria Bulgaria, Turkey Turkey
7 Soviet Union USSR
5 Poland Poland
3 Iran Iran, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
2 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia, Italy Italy, Romania Roumania
1 Croatia Croatia, Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia, Egypt Egypt, Eritrea Eritrea, Germany Germany, Greece Greece, Portugal Portugal, Russia Russia, Slovakia Slovakia, South Africa South Africa, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Germany André Greipel (GER) Team HTC–Columbia
2011 Italy Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre–ISD
2012 Australia Matthew Goss (AUS) GreenEDGE
2013 Germany André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol
2014 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016 Italy Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast–Venezuela
2017 Belgium Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo

Wins per country since 2010

2 Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Italy Italy
1 Australia Australia, Belgium Belgium

Mountains classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 France Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Cofidis
2011 Colombia Luis Felipe Laverde (COL) Colombia es Pasión–Café de Colombia
2012 Italy Marco Bandiera (ITA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 Ukraine Sergiy Gretchyn (UKR) Torku Şekerspor
2014 Curaçao Marc de Maar (CUW) UnitedHealthcare
2015 Colombia Juan Pablo Valencia (COL) Colombia
2016 Poland Przemysław Niemiec (POL) Lampre–Merida
2017 Italy Mirco Maestri (ITA) Bardiani–CSF

Wins per country since 2010

2 Colombia Colombia, Italy Italy
1 Curaçao Curaçao, France France, Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland

Turkish Beauties classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 France Christophe Kern (FRA) Cofidis
2011 Spain Arturo Mora (ESP) Caja Rural
2012 Russia Maxim Belkov (RUS) Team Katusha
2013 Russia Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha
2014 Italy Mattia Pozzo (ITA) Neri Sottoli
2015 Spain Lluís Mas (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2016 Spain Lluís Mas (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2017 Turkey Onur Balkan (TUR) Turkey (national team)

Wins per country since 2010

3 Spain Spain
2 Russia Russia
1 France France, Italy Italy, Turkey Turkey

Classifications[edit]

As of the 2016 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
Turquoise jersey - Turquoise Jersey – Worn by the leader of the general classification.
Red Jersey - Red Jersey – Worn by the leader of the climbing classification.
White jersey - White Jersey – Worn by the leader of overral ranking of Beauty of Turkey.
Green Jersey - Green Jersey – Worn by the leader of the sprints classification.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About @ Tour of Turkey Archived 2012-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "International Presidency Turkey Tour 2006". CyclingArchives. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Tour of Turkey boosted by five ProTour teams". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ "International Presidency Turkey Tour 2010". CyclingArchives. Retrieved 15 September 2011.

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