Yates Wins Tour of Turkey 2014
Team GreenEdge's neo-professional Adam Yates became the first British winner of the Tour of Turkey in Istanbul earlier today. The final stage was decided in a sprint, which was won by Omega Pharma - QuickStep's former world champion Mark Cavendish ahead of Elia Viviani of Team Cannondale.
control on the front. When Taaramäe rode his way to first wheel, Jens Mouris led the response for the GreenEdge team.
“The team rode well all day,” Yates said. “Toward the end, they went to the front before the one dangerous corner on the circuit to make sure we weren’t caught up in any crashes. We could breathe a sigh of relief when we hit the three kilometer mark. Even though things can happen after that, if they did, I would have gotten the same time as the leaders. It was stressful until we hit three kilometers. Then, we could relax.”
“We were never really under threat, but you never know,” explained Dean. “We had to protect our position, especially when it’s only 1”. Jens (Mouris) and the other guys did a fantastic job in the final to keep Adam (Yates) at the front and out of trouble.”
“The day went off pretty much without a hitch,” Dean added. “We were quite glad the rain cleared. It was a lot better for everyone.”