CYCLING Preview: World Tour heads towards the finish in Turkey

The UCI World Tour began way back in January, but has only three more events left, starting with the Presidential Tour of Turkey that begins on Tuesday. The six stages:

∙ Stage 1: 09 September 148.4 km Konya-Konya (hilly)
∙ Stage 2: 10 September 149.6 km Alanya-Antalya (flat)
∙ Stage 3: 11 September 132.7 km Fethiye-Marmaris (hilly)
∙ Stage 4: 12 September 205.5 km Marmaris-Selcuk (mountains)
∙ Stage 5: 13 September 135.7 km Selcuk-Manisa (hilly)
∙ Stage 6: 14 September 164.0 km Bursa-Istanbul (hilly)

Two former medalists, both winners, are in the field. Diego Ulissi (ITA) won in 2017 and Kristjian Durasek (CRO), who won in 2015. Stage contenders in the field include Ireland Sam Bennett and Germans John Degenkolb and Niklas Arndt.

Look for results here.