Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Turkish: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Bisiklet Turu) is a professional road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Turkey since 1963.

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey logo.svg
Race details
DateApril–May (until 2016, 2019-)
October (2017-2018)
RegionTurkey
English nameTour of Turkey
Local name(s)Cumhurbaşkanlığı Bisiklet Turu (in Turkish)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour (2005-2016)
UCI World Tour (2017-present)
TypeStage race
OrganiserTurkish Cycling Federation
Race directorAbdurrahman Açıkalın [1]
Web sitewww.tourofturkey.org.tr Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1963 (1963)
Editions57 (as of 2019)
Most winsSince 1963: (2 wins)
 Rifat Çalışkan (TUR)
 Erdinç Doğan (TUR)
 Ali Hüryılmaz (TUR)
 Mert Mutlu (TUR)
 Ghader Mizbani (IRI)
Most recent Felix Großschartner (AUT)
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.
Riders at the finish of the 55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul on April 21, 2019.
Winners of the General classification at the 55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2019 at the award ceremony. From left to right: runner-up Valerio Conti of UAE Team Emirates, winner Felix Großschartner of Bora–Hansgrohe, 3rd place Merhawi Kudus pf Astana Pro Team.

In 2005 the race became part of the UCI Europe Tour, 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] The race became part of the UCI World Tour in 2017, and will be relegated to the UCI ProSeries in 2020.[5]

WinnersEdit

General classificationEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1963   Turkey Rifat Çalışkan
1964   Turkey Hasan Kılıç
1965   Turkey Rifat Çalışkan
1966   Bulgaria Ivan Bobekov
1967   Bulgaria Dimitar Kotev
1968   Soviet Union Alexandre Kulibin USSR National Team
1969   Soviet Union Gainan Saidkhuzhin USSR National Team
1970   Bulgaria Slavcho Nikolov
1971   Romania Constantin Ciocan
1972   Poland Andrzej Karbowiak
1973   Turkey Ali Hüryılmaz Turkish National Team
1974   Turkey Seyit Kirmizi Turkish National Team
1975   Turkey Ali Hüryılmaz Turkish National Team
1976   Soviet Union Vladimir Osokin USSR National Team
1977   Soviet Union Vladimir Shapovalov USSR National Team
1978   Czechoslovakia Vlastibor Konečný
1979   Czechoslovakia Jiří Škoda
1980   Soviet Union Youri Kachirin USSR National Team
1981   Bulgaria Grozyo Kalchev
1982   Poland Zbigniew Szczepkowski
1983   Romania Mircea Romascanu
1984   Bulgaria Nentcho Staykov
1985   Poland Mieczyslaw Poreba
1986   Poland Jerzy Swinoga
1987   Soviet Union Alexander Krasnov USSR National Team
1988   Bulgaria Igor Nechayev
1989   Greece Kanellos Kanellopoulos
1990   Soviet Union Vitali Tolkatchev
1991   Czechoslovakia Róbert Glajza
1992   Germany Stefan Steinweg
1993   Bulgaria Ivan Stanchev
1994   Poland Krystian Zajdel
1995   Kazakhstan Andrei Kivilev Festina–Lotus
1996   Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov
1997   Egypt Kholefy El Sayed
1998   Turkey Erdinç Doğan Turkish National Team
1999   Turkey Erdinç Doğan Turkish National Team
2000   Kazakhstan Sergey Lavrenenko
2001   Turkey Mert Mutlu Brisaspor
2002   Iran Ghader Mizbani Telekom Malaysia Cycling Team
2003   Turkey Mert Mutlu Turkish National Team
2004   Iran Ahad Kazemi Giant Asia Racing Team
2005   Bulgaria Svetoslav Tchanliev Cycling Club Bourgas
2006   Iran Ghader Mizbani Brisaspor
2007   Bulgaria Ivailo Gabrovski Storez Ledecq Materiaux
2008   Spain David García Dapena Karpin–Galicia
2009   South Africa Daryl Impey Barloworld
2010   Italy Giovanni Visconti ISD–NERI
2011   Russia Alexander Efimkin Team Type 1–Sanofi Aventis
2012   Kazakhstan Alexsandr Dyachenko Astana
2013   Eritrea Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
2014   Great Britain Adam Yates Orica–GreenEDGE
2015   Croatia Kristijan Đurasek Lampre–Merida
2016   Portugal José Gonçalves Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2017   Italy Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates
2018   Spain Eduard Prades Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
2019   Austria Felix Großschartner Bora–Hansgrohe

Wins per country since 1963Edit

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

Points classificationEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2010   Germany André Greipel Team HTC–Columbia
2011   Italy Alessandro Petacchi Lampre–ISD
2012   Australia Matthew Goss GreenEDGE
2013   Germany André Greipel Lotto–Belisol
2014   Great Britain Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015   Great Britain Mark Cavendish Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Italy Manuel Belletti Southeast–Venezuela
2017   Belgium Edward Theuns Trek–Segafredo
2018   Ireland Sam Bennett Bora–Hansgrohe
2019   Ireland Sam Bennett Bora–Hansgrohe

Wins per country since 2010Edit

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

Mountains classificationEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2010   France Rémi Pauriol Cofidis
2011   Colombia Luis Felipe Laverde Colombia es Pasión–Café de Colombia
2012   Italy Marco Bandiera Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013   Ukraine Sergiy Gretchyn Torku Şekerspor
2014   Curaçao Marc de Maar UnitedHealthcare
2015   Colombia Juan Pablo Valencia Colombia
2016   Poland Przemysław Niemiec Lampre–Merida
2017   Italy Mirco Maestri Bardiani–CSF
2018   Slovenia Grega Bole Bahrain–Merida
2019   Belgium Thimo Willems Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise

Wins per country since 2010Edit

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

Turkish Beauties classificationEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2010   France Christophe Kern Cofidis
2011   Spain Arturo Mora Caja Rural
2012   Russia Maxim Belkov Team Katusha
2013   Russia Mikhail Ignatiev Team Katusha
2014   Italy Mattia Pozzo Neri Sottoli
2015   Spain Lluís Mas Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2016   Spain Lluís Mas Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2017   Turkey Onur Balkan Turkey (national team)
2018   Turkey Onur Balkan Turkey (national team)
2019   Turkey Feritcan Şamlı Salcano–Sakarya BB Team

Wins per country since 2010Edit

3   Spain,   Turkey
2   Russia
1   France,   Italy

ClassificationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  5. ^ "Tour de France a week earlier in 2020, Turkey out of WorldTour". 26 June 2019.

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