Adam Yates (Orica Greenedge) rode his way into the blue leaders jersey at the Tour of Turkey by winning the 6th stage earlier today. Davide Formolo (Cannondale) finished 2nd behind the Brit on the summit finish with Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat) rounding out the stage podium. While Yates took the leaders jersey, it was only by a margin of 1 second as Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) came in just 7 seconds after Yates. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had an unfortunate day with Merhawi Kudus dropping from 4th on GC to 14th after the 20 year old Eritrean climber lost 1’03” to Yates today. Kudus finally succumbed.
The Rund um den Finanzplatz was taken out by the Norwegian, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha), he came in ahead of John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) and Jerome Baugnies (Wanty Groupe – Gobert). Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had Gerald Ciolek and Jaco Venter finish in 14th and 15th respectively. These results though were not a true reflection of the team performance on the day. 9 riders would go clear early on in the rain soaked race but under the control of Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and Giant-Shimano the escapees were reeled in with 40km still to race. The tough parcours had taken it’s toll on most of the.