Presidential Tour of Turkey (2.PRO)
10 a 17 de abril
EOLO Kometa returns to compete in Turkey, and does so with the aiming of being able to compete in the mass finishes proposed by the eight stages of the route, days mostly favourable for a sprint finish, with the fourth and sixth stages (this one of 205 kilometres) concluding on a top mountain.
A perfect combination for Giovanni Lonardi to fight face to face with the big sprinters, with at least five chances to raise his arms. Moreover, due to its orography, the race always gives the chance to strong and solid breakaway attempts, which sometimes let the dream of winning the stage in hilly days like the first one, with two climbs in the final part, or the last one, with a circuit and a steep climb in the last kilometre.
Jesús Hernández: “Turkey is a race with flat stages, where the WorldTour teams bring their best sprinters. We trust Lonardi after his great start of the season and we hope he can be in the fight. There is also a high finish, where we will see how Fancellu arrives after an incident he has had these days and discomfort in the ankle, and for the hilly days, we believe that through the breakaway and with Gavazzi, Rivi or Sevilla we can aspire to surprise or fight in a reduced sprint”.