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Ahmet Örken (born 12 March 1993) is a Turkish professional cyclist riding for Salcano–Sakarya.[1]

Ahmet Örken
Personal information
Born (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 26)
Çumra, Konya Province, Turkey
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamSalcano–Sakarya
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2018Salcano Sakarya Büyükşehir
Professional team(s)
2012–2017Konya–Torku Şekerspor
2019–Salcano–Sakarya

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CareerEdit

Born in Çumra, Konya Province, Örken began with cycling sport at the age of fourteen in 2007 at Çumra, Konya Province, where he moved from his village with his mother to enable his older brother's education there. The next year, he entered the cycling team at Çatalhöyük Çumra Municipality Sports Club with the help of his brother.[2]

He became the first ever European cycling champion from Turkey with his win at the 2011 European Track Championships in the junior omnium held in Portugal.[2][3]

In 2013, Ahmet Örken won the sixth stage of the Tour du Maroc, between Meknes and Khenifra, despite injuries he suffered during a fall in a mass crash after 20 kilometres (12 miles).[2][4] He finished third in stage eight, between Beni Mellal and Marrakesh.[5][6] Örken won the fourth (Kladovo to Požarevac) and sixth (Sremska Mitrovica to Belgrade) stages of the Tour de Serbie in 2013.[7][8]

Örken had signed to join ProContinental team Israel Cycling Academy from 2018, but at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East, he pulled out of the agreement after he and his family were put under pressure.[9]

Major resultsEdit

2009
Balkan Novice Road Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
National Novice Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2010
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st Prix des Vins Valloton Juniors
2011
1st   Omnium, European Junior Track Championships
2013
Tour de Serbie
1st Stages 4 & 6
1st Stage 6 Tour du Maroc
6th Tour of Nanjing
2014
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake
9th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
2015
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall International Tour of Torku Mevlana
1st Sprints classification
1st Prologue, Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Tour of Aegean
1st Prologue & Stage 1
1st Stage 2 Tour du Maroc
1st Stage 3 Tour of Black Sea
3rd Overall Tour of Ankara
1st Mountains classification
7th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
2016
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
2017
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
1st Overall North-Cyprus Presidential Cycling Tour
1st Stages 1, 3 & 4
Les Challenges de la Marche Verte
1st GP Al Massira
3rd GP Oued Eddahab
5th GP Sakia El Hamra
Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 4[10] & 10[11]
1st Stage 3 Tour de Serbie
2nd International Rhodes Grand Prix
Challenge du Prince
4th Trophée de l'Anniversaire
4th Trophée de la Maison Royale
2018
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Tour of Mevlana
1st Prologue & Stage 4
4th Overall Tour of Fatih Sultan Mehmet
5th Time trial, Mediterranean Games
7th Grand Prix Minsk
9th Overall Tour of Cappadocia
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 1
9th Grand Prix Alanya
2019
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
Tour of Mesopotamia
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
5th Overall Tour of Black Sea
5th Grand Prix Alanya
8th Grand Prix Gazipaşa
8th Minsk Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ahmet Örken" (in Turkish). Komya Torku Spor Kulübü. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  2. ^ a b c "Örken Türkiye'ye Gurur Yaşattı". Haberler (in Turkish). 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  3. ^ "Ahmet Örken, bisiklette Avrupa şampiyonu ilk Türk sporcu oldu". Zaman Spor (in Turkish). 2011-08-01. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  4. ^ "Örken Türkiye'ye gurur yaşattı". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  5. ^ "Tour du Maroc 2013 - 6th Stage". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  6. ^ "Tour du Maroc 2013 - 8th Stage". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  7. ^ "2013 53rd Tour de Serbie (2.2) Stage 4 - Kladovo-Pozarvac". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  8. ^ "2013 53rd Tour de Serbie (2.2) Stage 6 - S.Mitrovica- Belgrade". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/orken-makes-heartbreaking-decision-to-leave-israel-cycling-academy/
  10. ^ "Tour of Qinghai Lake: Ahmet Orken wins stage 4". cyclingnews.com. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Tour of Qinghai Lake: Ahmet Orken wins stage 10". cyclingnews.com. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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