Estonian cyclist Mihkel Raim from Israel Start-Up Nation won the first stage of Tour of Antalya on Thursday. 

Raim finished the 149-kilometer (93-mile) first stage between the ancient cities of Perge and Termessos in 03.22.45.

Marko Kump from Adria Mobil was second while Kenneth Van Rooy from Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise finished third.

The second stage will take place Friday between Kemer and Antalya.

The race in the Turkish Mediterranean previously gained a 2.1 class designation from the calendar of the governing body of cycling — Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

At least 80 teams from the globe applied to

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