Tour of Turkey - Felix Grossschartner: It is my first overall victory like it is for Bora–hansgrohe
Apr 22 2019 01:35 am CET

Tour of Turkey - Felix Grossschartner: It is my first overall victory like it is for Bora–hansgrohe
Tour of Turkey - Felix Grossschartner: It is my first overall victory like it is for Bora–hansgrohe
Bora-hansgrohe

Felix Grossschartner has taken the overall victory of the Tour of Turkey, taking his first win as a professional and giving Bora-hansgrohe its maiden triumph in a stage race.

With his victory at the Queen Stage of the race, the Austrian took the GC lead, which he confirmed by arriving with the peloton at the finish line in the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. "It is my first overall victory like it is for the team Bora–hansgrohe," said Grossschartner. "I am so happy to have secured the overall win today.

"We were close to a stage win again but I think we did a great job today and the whole week. I knew that I am in a good shape and to take my first WorldTour stage win followed by the overall win is just a really big thing for me. I want to thank everyone, who was involved, helping me to achieve this."

Grossschartner's teammate Sam Bennett won two stages of the race and took won the points classification. "We have won our first WorldTour stage race, and I am really proud to be part of it," said the Irishman at the end of the race.

"The whole team did an amazing job this week. Of course, I am delighted to have won again the sprint jersey here in Istanbul. I took this year two stage wins and three times podium, I think it was a great week, now it is time to head home, focusing on the upcoming goals."




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