uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"I didn’t know the final, but I was told that it was uphill, so I wanted to be up front. I knew I had not to finish on the wrong side of any splits and lose time. So the main thing for me today was to stay up front."






30.04.2015 @ 18:43 Posted by Andy Pedersen

Davide Rebellin finished 9th in the uphill sprint atbthe end stage 5 of Tour of Turkey. Due to small gaps created at the finish, the Italian strengthened his position in the lead of the GC.


“I felt very well today, although I had to be careful since the route was not the most simple one. I wanted to stay at the front all day to avoid any stressful situations. It was important in the finale to also be in one of the first rows in the group. I knew that the last uphill kilometer would be tricky and hard. Besides, a crash occurred there, but I managed to pass it on the left,” Davide Rebellin said afterwards.


"It was demanding. The race route wasn’t easy, and there were  many attacks again today.  We knew that the sprinters teams would work towards the end, given the characteristics of the stage finish. I didn’t know the final, but I was told that it was uphill, so I wanted to be up front. I knew I had not to finish on the wrong side of any splits and lose time. So the main thing for me today was to stay up front. 

“Tomorrow is the second mountain stage of the race, very important in terms of the final GC. Many riders will try to attack at the bottom of the last climb and I’m expecting Durasek and McCarthy to be among them. I feel strong and confident ahead of that stage though.”


"I’ve seen that Durasek is climbing strongly, although it’s a 4 km final climb tomorrow, with a hard finish. I mention him because he’s closest to me in GC. But McCarthy was very good today, so he could pose a threat. I expect a lot of attacks at the foot of the final climb tomorrow.


"On Saturday, there is a 1st cat climb  near the end, with a descent. It is dangerous terrain for whoever is strong - their last chance. I’ll have to work hard with the team. This is a very dangerous stage."


The 160km stage from Mugla to the famous Pamukkale was another one where CCC Sprandi Polkowice was protecting the leader's jersey. The entire orange eight, with Davide Rebellin in the middle, was riding on the front, being one of the teams to set up the pace.


The bunch was chasing down the leading trio – Thomas De Gendt (Lotto), Alessandro Bazzana (UHC) and Frederick Veuchelen (Wanty). Early on their advantage reached over 7 minutes, but it was brought back down to only 1:30 with 55 km to go. The break was caught 5 kilometers later.


Another move included 9 riders (De Bie, Howson, Appollonio, Brun, Ferrari, Berhane, Jim, Van Meirhaeghe and Akdilek) but the bunch led by CCC Sprandi Polkowice and the sprinters’ teams let them only gain 20 seconds.


The final 20 kilometers were very lively and saw many attacks. They were all neutralized and the peloton approached the last kilometer all together. The road towards the line was going slightly up and it didn’t suit pure sprinters. In a very close sprint Sacha Modolo took the win. Davide Rebellin stayed concentrated and pushed strong all the way to the end. He finished 9th in the first group which created a small gap. Because of that he gained extra seconds on his overall rivals.





The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Yoendrys ACOSTA
34 years | today
43 years | today
42 years | today
Tobias NOLDE
24 years | today
Nathalie JEULAND
37 years | today