Istanbul - Australian Caleb Ewan took the sixth and final stage of the Tour of
Turkey on Sunday as Austria's Felix Grosschartner finished first
Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal picked up his second stage success
of the race, holding off Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen of Deceuninck and
Ireland's Sam Bennett of Bora at the end of the 172.4km ride from
Sakarya to Istanbul.
Grosschartner, the winner of Saturday's stage, finished eighth taking
the overall victory by 19sec from Italian Valerio Conti (UAE) with
Astana's Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus third at 25sec.
A five-strong group slipped the peloton early only to be reeled in five kilometres from the line.
Bennett then took control through the winding streets into Istanbul
but the Bora rider could not hold off Ewan, who took the ultimate stage
by four seconds from Jakobsen with Bennett three seconds further away.