Ewan wins over Lobato in Bursa's hard sprint

The Cadiz tried to jump in the final stretch but was overtaken by the Australian while Sam Bennett retained the lead. Aberasturi, Sanz and Serrano were Top-10 of the stage.


Caleb Ewan won his second victory of the 2019 season on Friday after winning the fourth stage of the Tour of Turkey. The Australian sprinter of Lotto-Soudal won Bursa's demanding finish in a sprint that stung up al Spanish Juanjo Lobato (Nippo-Vini Fantini) who tried to jump in the final section although he was hunted by Ewan. Sam Bennet, third in the day of this Friday, managed to retain the leadership of the general.

La escape of the day starred Mauricio Moreira (Caja Rural), Lucas De Rossi (Delko), Ander Barrenetxea (Euskadi-Murias), Thimo Willems (Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Feritcan Samli (Turkey) , who got to have up to 8 minutes on the peloton. The breakaway happened to have three members after Willems added the points for the classification of the mountain in the first port, to go down next to Samli, reason why Moreira, De Rossi and Barrenetexea were in head of race.

In the last 30 kilometers Moreira gave in front and De Rossi tried to release Barrenetexea to 20 of goal. Although the cyclist of Euskadi-Murias managed to resist the attacks, both were chased 12 kilometers from the finish line by the peloton. It was time for the sprinters' teams and in the end, slightly stinging upwards in Bursa Ewan, which also surprised on the UAE Tour with its victory in the Hatta Dam ramp, made use of its top speed to beat Lobato in the arrival after the attack launched by the gaditano before meta. Good performance of the Spanish cyclists in the day since, in addition to Lobato, three other cyclists managed to finish in the Top-10: Jon Aberasturi (seventh), Enrique Sanz (eighth) and Gonzalo Serrano (tenth). This Saturday, decisive stage for the general in a route of 164 kilometers between Bursa and the arrival in high to Kartepe, port Hors Categorie with its 16.8 kilometers to the 7.4 of average slope.



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