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