Stefano Oldani finishes fifth in the last stage of a Tour of Antalya
2nd Tour of Antalya
Stage 4: Side – Antalya (158 km)
This Sunday the second edition of the Tour of Antalya ended with a new stage resolved to sprint and another great performance of the riders of the Kometa Cycling Team, very active throughout the race and that on this final day, despite the loss of Michele Gazzoli, again fought the sprint. The versatile Italian Stefano Oldani finished fifth, with the same time as the Dutchman Roy Jans, who was ultimately the fastest man. The rest of the riders entered with the pack, in the same time as the winner.
“Very good, I feel very good. Yesterday in the ascent I felt very well, with good legs. And today I also had very good feelings”, Oldani adds. “The sprint was very fast, but I wanted to try it because the sensations were magnificent. I think my legs keep getting better day by day. I’m very happy. I think we are on the right track for the next races”.
The falls appeared again at the end of this fourth stage, another day where the escape script was repeated that fights for success and maintains the pulse with a bunch eager for sprint… The manchego Juan Camacho again was affected in one crash, although without major consequences that the bruises of the blows. “I fell again when I was well placed, a pity,” said the guy from Moral de Calatrava, capable of signing a tenth place sprint in the second stage.
The Andalusian Juan Pedro López finished fourth in the general final, 12 seconds behind the Polish Szymon Rekita (Leopard). The Italian Stefano Oldani finished eleventh, 31 seconds behind. Luxembourger Michel Ries finished nineteenth, 51 seconds behind the race winner. A Tour de Antalya where every day at least one rider of the Kometa Cycling Team has signed a place among the top ten, where he has touched the final podium and also the partial victory.
“Unfortunately I had some health problems after the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana, but here in Antalya the sensations have been good again. This is an important sign and I think this Tour of Antalya has been a good race for me in order to prepare for the great events that are coming up in the coming months. Overall, the team has had a good race every day”, explains Ries from Turkey.
(automatic translation, sorry for mistakes)