In a very demanding finish, Frank van den Broek (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL) won the queen stage of the Tour of Turkey 2024, the sixth fraction that ran between the Turkish towns of Kuşadası and Manisa over 160 kilometers.

Ecuadorian climber Harold Martin Lopez (Astana Qazaqstan Team) tried several times on the last climb with no luck and ended up coming in with the favorites in fifth place 14 seconds behind the winner.

In the definition chopping upwards, Van den Broek was the strongest on the Spil Dağı high finish and rounded off a great performance, storming into the overall lead. Second came Eritrean Merhawi Kudus (Terengganu Cycling Team) and third came British rider Paul Double (Team Polti Kometa).

The young Dutchman, who won his first victory of the season, kept his reserves until the end after withstanding the onslaught of Merhawi Kudus and Harold Martin Lopez, taking a spectacular victory, his fourth in his short career as a professional.

This Saturday will be the penultimate stage of the Ottoman race, with a flat day between Çeşme and İzmir, over a 125.4-kilometer route with a single mountain pass at the start of the fraction. The successor to Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko will be announced this Sunday in Istanbul.

Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye 2024 (2.Pro)
Results Stage 6 | Kuşadası – Manisa (Spil Dağı) (160,1 km)

1 Frank van den BroekTeam dsm-firmenich PostNL4:10:00
2 Merhawi KudusTerengganu Cycling Team,,
3 Paul DoubleTeam Polti Kometa0:03
4 Metkel EyobTerengganu Cycling Team0:14
5 Harold Martín López *EcuadorAstana Qazaqstan Team,,
6 Mario AparicioBurgos – BH0:16
7 Lander LoockxTDT – Unibet Cycling Team,,
8 Carl Fredrik HagenQ36.5 Pro Cycling Team,,
9 Alexander HajekBORA – hansgrohe,,
10 Vadim PronskiyAstana Qazaqstan Team0:34

Ranking General

1 Frank van den BroekTeam dsm-firmenich PostNL23:02:11
2 Merhawi KudusTerengganu Cycling Team0:04
3 Paul DoubleTeam Polti Kometa0:09
4 Metkel EyobTerengganu Cycling Team0:24
5 Harold Martín LópezAstana Qazaqstan Team,,
6 Lander LoockxTDT – Unibet Cycling Team0:26
7 Alexander HajekBORA – hansgrohe,,
8 Mario AparicioBurgos – BH,,
9 Carl Fredrik HagenQ36.5 Pro Cycling Team,,
10 Victor LangellottiBurgos – BH0:44

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico