ANKARA

Alpecin-Fenix team’s Jasper Philipsen from Belgium won the sixth leg of the 56th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Friday.

Philipsen, 23, ended the sixth stage in 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 50 seconds at the 129.1-kilometer (80.2-mile) Fethiye-Marmaris track.

“I was disappointed with three 2nd places. I’m super happy to finally win here in Turkey,” Philipsen said over his victory.

Israel Start-Up Nation’s Andre Greipel was second, while Uno-X Pro Cycling Team’s Kristoffer Halvorsen came in third.

Marmaris is a well-known tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast.

The next stage in the Tour of Turkey will be run on Saturday on the 180-kilometer (111.8-mile) Marmaris-Turgutreis track.

The 56th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will end on Sunday after the eighth leg.

Cyclist Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego is seen after he completed the 129 km long Fethiye-Marmaris 6th stage of the 56th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (TUR 2021) in Mugla, Turkey on April 16, 2021.

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